History

Poker Alice Tubbs

Alice Ivers was born on February 17, 1853, in Devonshire, England. She and her family moved to Virginia when Alice was in her late teens, eventually migrating t...

The Story of George Crook

Crook was born into a farm family on September 8, 1828, near Taylorsville, Ohio, not far from Dayton. Graduating from West Point on July 1, 1852, he stood 38th ...

The Caving, Climbing Couple

The one thing Jan & Herb Conn loved more than adventures was each other. The husband and wife team were prolific cavers and rock climbers, having discovered...

1874 Custer Expedition to the Black Hills

The struggle for control of the Black Hills region is a story in itself. If one were to pick a defining moment in the story of the Black Hills coming under the ...

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...

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

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 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...

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...
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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...