Deadwood

Deadwood Trail Buggy

Commemorating the Trails to Deadwood

After the Black Hills gold discovery in 1874, prospectors, businessmen, gamblers, prostitutes, and settlers began to "head for the hills" by the thousands. Othe...
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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...
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Gem Theatre in Deadwood

Vile, crude, bawdy, crowded, entertaining, and profitable – all terms which were used at one time or another to describe Deadwood’s infamous nineteenth-century ...
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Historic Preservation in Deadwood

While it is true that miners founded Deadwood, it was skilled hands with wood, stone, and brick that built this interesting city. Deadwood offers a variety of i...
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Chinese Influence in Early Deadwood

When you think of the early days of Deadwood, what group comes immediately to your mind—miners, gamblers, prostitutes—others portrayed so convincingly in HBO's ...
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W.E. Adams

W.E. Adams was born to parents James Windsor and Sarah Ann (Prettyman) Adams in Michigan on May 13, 1854. The family later moved to Fairbault, Minnesota. Accord...
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The Thoen Stone

While the Custer Expedition of 1874 confirmed the presence of gold and shared the finding with the world, there are other accounts that lead some researchers to...
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About Deadwood

The 1874 discovery of gold in the southern area of the Black Hills set off a great gold rush. Thousands of faceless miners, muleskinners, lawmen, gunslingers an...