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Black Hills Gold Rush

Can Gold Still Be Found in Deadwood?

The Black Hills Gold Rush brought hordes of prospectors and settlers to the Black Hills. As more and more people flocked to the area, towns were founded overni...

The Black Hills Gold Rush

The Black Hills Gold Rush began in 1874, when Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer led a group of over 1,000 men from Fort Abraham Lincoln in the Dakota ...

Sharpshooter Daniel Boone May

Daniel Boone May, known as “the fastest gun in the Dakota," protected the Deadwood Stage from outlaws, murderers, and thieves with an iron fist (or, to be more...
Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp in the Black Hills

Wyatt Earp has been popularized as the fearless frontier lawman of the Kansas cow towns, and as the main character in the incident known simply as “the Gunfight...
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Potato Creek Johnny

Sometimes we find a person who is not so much an icon but a caricature of a place, a group, or a specific period of time. The Black Hills has a few of these per...
Bullock Hotel Deadwood

The Story of Deadwood

Few frontier towns conjure up romantic, rough-and-tumble Old West images like Deadwood. The discovery of gold in French Creek near present-day Custer in 1874 ki...

The Story of Custer

When Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer set out from Fort Abraham Lincoln (present-day Bismarck, North Dakota) in 1874 with over 1,000 men from the 7th ...