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Such a find in your genealogy, Sarge! Agree with you about the casinos-they are on just about every corner. Thanks for stopping by.
My aunt always used to brag that we were related to Wild Bill Hickock. When I took up our family genealogy several years ago, I decided to check it out. Yup, sixth cousin four generations removed. (I don't think we'll be invited to any family reunions!) But it was fun checking it out. A lot of the stuff about Calamity Jane is myth. After a short time he had no time for her. I'm surprised he didn't rise up out of his gravestone when they buried her next to him. It's too bad Deadwood has been turned into a bunch of casinos.
Great picture! Colourful town in more ways than one!! Thank you Suzy.
I love it. Calamity Jane was one of my favorite movies long ago!
Wonderful view thanks..
Pretty,I like it Pumpkin,Thank you.
Gift shops, restaurants, saloons, casinos. A bit of everything, Laura.
Are these gift shops?
I'm enjoying the tour, Punkinhaid. And all the informative comments along the way, too.
Mt. Moriah will be coming soon to a puzzle near you, gringa!You are correct, dondi....they do cater to tourists...but there is a lot of old west history to be learned there.Thanks lydie-I would not want to be there in the heat of the summer, or in the cold of the winter! Yes, Jacques...an old west city it is. Filled of tales of saloons and gunslingers.
Calamity Jane and Bill Hickok are bot buried up the hill at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
pretty area around there and very temperate climate for so far north
Hmmm. So I realized I never had any idea where Deadwood was (didn't even know it was in S. Dakota). Now I know it's south of Spearfish, west of Bear Butte, and east of Sundance. Should have known.Actually, it looks like any old American small town. Nothing obviously western about it. Smacks of a tourist trap, though, with a Hickock murder memorial and a place called "Calamity's".
looks like an old west city
We didn't eat at the hotel. We did put some $$ in the machines....and I won $100. Life is good!
During Bike Week the place has the spillover and is a town that makes its money on gambling. Did you eat at the hotel?
I found it amazing that when cars drove down the road, it sounded like horses hooves. It is a nice little historical city.
We went thru there one winter many years ago and it looked the same - not a soul in sight.
Has a certain charm, doesn't it?!
We were actually very lucky to have empty roads when we were there. :)
I see why it's called deadwood........looks pretty dead.