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History

Jack Crawford

Captain Jack Crawford

Few characters in Black Hills history were ever as flamboyant, or as poetic, as John Wallace "Jack" Crawford. Crawford was born in Donegal County, Ireland, i...
Illustrated Deadwood

Charlie Utter

Historical Black Hills characters, both factual and fictional, have taken center stage in the successful HBO series Deadwood.   C. H. (Charlie) Utter w...
Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Early Deadwood Calamity Jane was a hard drinking woman who wore men's clothing, used coarse language, chewed tobacco and was reportedly quite handy with a gun....
Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill Cody

In France, he was compared to Napoleon; in England to Robin Hood; and in his home country, there was no equal. William Frederick Cody was born on a farm nort...
Feature_HBOMovies

Lights, Camera, Black Hills

Over the years, the Black Hills, region has had a starring role in a number of motion pictures and television productions. Filming of documentaries and films...
Belle Fourche

The Beautiful Forks

Defined as “the Beautiful Forks” in French, the namesake and town site of the city of Belle Fourche (pronounced "Bell Foosh") was the confluence of the Belle Fo...
Little Big Horn

Battle of The Little Big Horn

The following is a brief summary of the complex events leading up to the battle of The Little Bighorn, the battle, and its aftermath. The Treaty of Fort Lara...
Deadwood 1876

Al Swearengen

Historical Black Hills characters, both factual and fictional, have taken center stage in the successful HBO series "DEADWOOD". Al Swearengen is portrayed in t...
Black Elk Peak

At the Highest Point

Black Elk Peak, formerly Harney Peak, is the highest summit between the Pyrenees Mountains in France and the Rocky Mountains. An old stone fire lookout tower is...
Flag

Center of the Nation

21 miles outside of Belle Fourche, the geographical center of the nation is marked by a makeshift sign in a farmer’s pasture. During the beginning of the twenti...