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Deadwood, South Dakota: Neon Tootsie the Coyote

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Address:
667 Main St., Deadwood, SD
Directions:
Downtown, on the roof of a building, on the east side of Lower Main St., just south of its intersection with Lee St. Visible heading south, but not north.
Hours:
Best at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Neon Tootsie the Coyote

1950s neon sign for The Spot liquor store features Tootsie the Coyote, Deadwood's most famous non-human resident. Restored in 2014.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/19/2020]

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Tootsie sign.

Neon Tribute to Tootsie the Singing Coyote

Sign featuring Tootsie the Singing Coyote.

[Terry Craft, 06/11/2016]

Tootsie lived in a Deadwood liquor store and was so popular she was credited with making the coyote the state animal of South Dakota. She died in 1959 after recording an album, "South Dakota Tootsie," where she yowled along to popular tunes.


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