(Source) Above is the hardware store that was set up in Deadwood. A hardware store would be one of the earliest things to arrive to the black hills during the 1876 gold rush because of all the prospectors there that would be needing tools and equipments.
Items for sale:
- Gold pan (used in placer mining which is the mining of stream beds for gold)
- Wooden basket (Batea, similar use as a gold pan)
- Small wooden hand tools (picks, shovels, spades)
- Gas lamp
- Rocker box?
- Sluice box?
Some images of hardware stores: