Thone Stone Seven
August 21, 2010
Location: D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery
Join us for a great summer run! The Thoen Stone Seven is a seven mile course that offers unparalleled views of the Spearfish area as you ascend and descend Lookout Mountain. Start and Finish is adjacent to the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives. Participants can register online or pre-register at the DC Booth Gift Store, 423 Hatchery Circle in Spearfish: $30; Race Day Registration: $35.
The Thoen Stone
In 1887, the accepted history of gold mining in the Black Hills was thrown into question by the discovery of what has become known as the Thoen Stone. Discovered by Louis Thoen on the slopes of Lookout Mountain, the stone purports to be the last testament of Ezra Kind who, along with six others, entered the Black Hills in 1833 and obtained all the gold they could carry, but were subsequently killed beyond the high hill.