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Travel Blogs from Deadwood
... though. It was after midday and getting hot as we rode onto Sturgis.
We arrived at Sturgis and you could see that ‘the event’ had finished. It was not the kind of place you would want to spend the night, a bit ruff. Everyone was packing up and items like T-shirts were going cheap. We spent a few dollars and headed onto our Deadwood accommodation. Nice, sheets, blankets and hot food. All good. ...
... in the heat. We walked through Mt. Moriah Cemetery, and saw the graves of Madam Dora DuFran, Potato Creek Johnny, Preacher Smith, Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, all lived and died in Deadwood.
We toured the Broken Boot Goldmine, and Glenn and the girls did some panning while we waited for our tour to begin. They each came home with a small vial of gold dust.
... In no time Deadwood had a population of some18,000 and was a pretty rough place. As such places will, it attracted gamblers including a former lawman, scout and gunfighter named James Butler Hickok, better known as "Wild Bill". On the afternoon of August 2, 1876, Bill was playing cards in the Number 10 Saloon. He was seated with his back to the door, something he never did, but he had joined the game late and his regular seat was taken. Despite ...
... when the West was truly wild.
Driving south from Deadwood, we stopped at Tatonka, which is an exhibit on the bison local to the area, funded and narrated by Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves was partially filmed in this area). Wren and Kat had a great time listening to stories about the bison and local Native tribes, but I sat this one out and did some work on my laptop in the car.
We stayed at a campground in Custer, SD, where a colorful old owner had ...
... some more slots...Tony hit again for 300$! How exciting ...thats going to pay for 3 more RV fill ups with gas. LOL
We saw a couple more reenactments on the capture of Jack McCall ( the guy who shot Wild Bill) and the court hearing. The best part was how into it the boys were. They wanted to see them all.
Well, goodbye Deadwood ...you've been pretty good to ...
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