Deadwood

June 27, 2019

Deadwood, South Dakota, was a little more like Black Hawk Colorado than I expected or would have liked. More casinos and motorcycles than anything else, and not much of the Old West town left. Although there are “shoot-outs” staged three times daily for your entertainment, and you can pay $10 to sit in the spot where Wild Bill was shot while holding a hand of aces and eights.

However, the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, where Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock are buried, was quiet and chock full of the history I was looking for. This statue of Wild Bill is a more recent addition, but I was amused at how admirers are still determined to keep him well stocked.

 

 

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