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Award-Winning CNBC Anchor to Host Auction


DEADWOOD –Bill Griffeth, the award-winning financial journalist and co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the Ultimate Nugget Auction. The fundraiser, benefitting Deadwood History’s Adams Museum and the Wounded Warrior Project, will be held from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Deadwood Mountain Grand.


With almost 30 years in business television, Bill Griffeth is one of the most respected financial journalists in the nation. Griffeth was part of the production team in 1981 that started the Financial News Network, the first cable channel devoted to business news. He joined the CNBC team in 1991 when NBC purchased FNN.


Bill Griffeth has been coming to Deadwood for Haas family gatherings for almost 30 years. Griffeth’s maternal grandfather led wagon trains of fortune hunters into the Black Hills during the 1870s. His wife Cindy (Haas) Griffeth’s grandparents were Black Hills pioneer ranchers who donated a one-of-a-kind plesiosaur (marine reptile) and many other artifacts to the Adams Museum.


Best known for his quick wit and ability to think on his feet, Bill Griffeth will host an entertaining evening featuring dinner, a concert in the round with legendary recording artist Michael Martin Murphey and an auction of celebrity items. The evening will culminate with selling the PCJ2, a uniquely created solid gold nugget bringing together the mold and gold of the South Dakota Black Hills’ two largest gold nuggets in existence today. The placer gold taken from the site of the recently discovered Icebox Nugget was poured into a mold made of the famous Potato Creek Johnny gold nugget to create the only exact gold replica that will ever be made.


Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased by calling 605-722-4800. Please go to for more information and to follow the auction online. The event is sponsored by The Clock Shop, Deadwood History, Inc., Dakota Plains Auctions and Deadwood Mountain Grand.


Mary Kopco
Deadwood History, Inc.
Phone: 605-722-4800