Black Hills Pioneer

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Black Hills Pioneer
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Founder(s) A. W. Merrick
W. A. Laughlin
Publisher Letitia Lister
Editor Mark Watson
Sports editor Dennis Knuckles
Founded June 8, 1876 (1876-06-08)
Language English
Headquarters 315 Seaton Circle
Spearfish, South Dakota 57783
ISSN 1061-6179
OCLC number 21928320

The Black Hills Pioneer (first published as the Black Hills Weekly Pioneer[1]) is a newspaper published in Spearfish, South Dakota. Founded by A. W. Merrick and W. A. Laughlin, it was the first newspaper in Deadwood, located in what was then Dakota Territory.

Merrick and the Black Hills Weekly Pioneer are portrayed in the HBO television series Deadwood.


  1. ^ "Impossibly Rare 1877 Deadwood City Newspaper". The Mitchell Archives. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 

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