Cicero Peak (South Dakota) facts for kids
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|Elevation||6,168 ft (1,880 m)|
|Location||Custer County, South Dakota, United States|
|Parent range||Black Hills|
|Topo map||USGS Cicero Peak|
Cicero Peak is a 6,168-foot (1,880 m) mountain in the Black Hills of Custer County, South Dakota. The mountain is 6 miles (9.7 km) south-southeast of the city of Custer, southwest of Custer State Park, and northwest of Wind Cave National Park. The closest community is Sanator, which is about 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Cicero Peak.
Cicero Peak is named after Cicero James Graham (1860–1930), a rancher near the base of the mountain.
Cicero Peak's fire lookout tower was built in 1939-1940, used for 34 years until 1974, declared surplus, and removed on March 19, 1980.
In 1990, nearby logging equipment sparked and started a large wildfire. This 1990 Cicero Peak Fire burned 14,203 acres (5,748 ha) near this mountain., including 4,510 acres (1,830 ha) within Custer State Park.
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