W.E. Adams and his brother moved to Deadwood and started a grocery store. When it was destroyed by a fire, the brothers rebuilt it and became one of the largest wholesalers in the region. He was also elected mayor of Deadwood six times!
- Deadwood Archives* - Some of the archives are available online, but you can contact city archivist Michael Runge with the email or phone number found on this website to request further information.
- Historic Adams House
- Adams Museum
Michak, Jessica. "The Man behind the Museum: W.E. Adams." SDPB. http://www.sdpb.org/blogs/images-of-the-past/the-man-behind-the-museum-we-adams-v1-legacy/.