||Gold Pan, Gun, Belt|
Miners gold pan owned my major simpsin, hill city, sd miner.
Model 1874 Sharps 40/90 Caliber "BUFFALO GUN" rifle, rest sticks (support for the barrel) and cartridge belt brought to the Black Hills from Cheyenne, Wyoming by Thomas Ferguson in 1876. Ferguson, along with John Brennan, Sam Scott, William Martin and others, was one of the principal founders of Rapid City on February 25, 1876. Donated in 1956 by Mr. W. A. Ferguson of Sturgis, South Dakota.