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Calamity Jane

Mystery Monday Week 10 Revealed

Unless you enjoy hanging out in bars—not the kind that serve alcohol—this week's Mystery Monday location might have thrown you for a loop. It's the his...
Mount Moriah

Mount Moriah Cemetery

Many early residents of Deadwood were buried at Mt. Moriah or at its predecessor, the Ingleside Cemetery, down the hill to the left of the present cemetery. ...
Wild Bill

James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok

James Butler Hickok was born in Troy Grove, Illinois, on May 27, 1837. As a boy in rural Illinois, young James was quite interested in guns, shooting, and compe...
Ft. Laramie

Fort Laramie and the Black Hills

The confluence of the Laramie and North Platte Rivers (in current-day southeastern Wyoming) was pivotal in the history of the American West. It is safe to say t...
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....
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...