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Birthplace of Blanche Colman 57732 Deadwood, SD
United States

Home of Blanche Colman's (originally Kugelman), one of the first women admitted to the Bar in South Dakota. She spent her professional life as legal counsel for the famed Homestake Gold Mine in Lead, 1,000 feet up the hill from Deadwood. Miss Colman would walk the two miles up and down the mountain to work to stay in shape. She passed away at 94 in 1978.

Freda Lowenberg Blumenthal brought Deadwood's Torah with her in 1886 from Koenigsburg - across the ocean, then by train, and finally by stagecoach.

Names such Franklin, Colman, Blumenthal, Fink, Zoellner, Margolin, Schwartzwald, Levinson, Jacobs are found on many of the known 86 gravesites in the town's cemetery. Some of the inscriptions are in English and Hebrew, some are only English.

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Joan Michel

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