Deadwood, South Dakota: 1876-1976 (Images of America Series)

Overview


Think about the most romantically notorious Wild West town you ever heard of, and most likely Deadwood would head the list. Deadwood has more than its share of legends, heroes, and brigands who traveled through or made their homes here: Wild Bill and Calamity Jane to be sure, but also Buffalo Bill, Wyatt Earp, Captain Jack Crawford (the "Poet Scout"), California Joe, Seth Bullock, Poker Alice, and many more. No other frontier town--not Dodge City, Tombstone, Abilene, or Cripple Creek--could claim them all. ...
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Overview


Think about the most romantically notorious Wild West town you ever heard of, and most likely Deadwood would head the list. Deadwood has more than its share of legends, heroes, and brigands who traveled through or made their homes here: Wild Bill and Calamity Jane to be sure, but also Buffalo Bill, Wyatt Earp, Captain Jack Crawford (the "Poet Scout"), California Joe, Seth Bullock, Poker Alice, and many more. No other frontier town--not Dodge City, Tombstone, Abilene, or Cripple Creek--could claim them all. Deadwood is the champion, and was the happening place in the late 1870s. This legacy lives on today as casino gambling--perhaps ironically but fittingly--financed the preservation of historic downtown Deadwood begining in 1989, an area that is now designated a National Historic Landmark.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738539799
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/15/2005
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 775,919
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Bev Pechan and photographer Bill Groethe have teamed up for their second Images of America title. Their first, Remembering Rapid City, was published in 2002. Pechan is also the author of Arcadia's Sturgis, South Dakota: 1878-1960.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
1 Early Deadwood 9
2 Colorful Characters 27
3 Lead City 41
4 The Homestake Mine 51
5 Deadwood's Later Years 67
6 Golden Gulches 89
7 Days of '76 103
8 Ghost Towns and Abandoned Places 117
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