Deadwood, South Dakota

What is Deadwood, South Dakota known for?


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people Cornishman who once sang in a Methodist choir and later became a legendary figure of the Wild West Cowboy era. His quick-shooting deeds working on the Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota) stage gained him the nickname "Deadwood Dick". Doug Engebretson in his book "Empty saddles, forgotten names: Outlaws of the Black Hills and Wyoming" has the following to say on the demise of Johnny. :"In July 1879 the coach going from Cheyenne, Wyoming


biography prominent

and the owner of the 140 acre El Dorado Ranch, in Fullerton, California. Thomas William Herringshaw, ''Herringshaw's American Blue-book of Biography: Prominent Americans of 1926 who have Achieved Success in the Various Civil, Industrial and Commercial Line of Activity'' (American Blue Book Publishers, 1926):451. "Captain Harry Gantz has Developed an 'El Dorado' out of a Badly Treated Ranch", ''Los Angeles Times'' (January 3, 1928):D27. Justice Brown Detwiler, ''Who's Who in California'' (Who's Who Publishing Company, 1929):252. Gantz is credited with bringing Weber "out of a retirement which was more nearly a despondent withdrawal from public life". However, Anthony Slide indicates that Gantz was "something of an opportunist, who persuaded Weber to marry him — and co- incidentally let him manage her considerable fortune." Anthony Slide, ''The Silent Feminists: America's First Women Directors'' (Scarecrow Press, 1996). birth_date December 2, 1896 birth_place Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota), South Dakota, United States death_date '''Aaron Dunn''', one of the pioneers (settler) of the northwest was a prominent citizen of Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota). He was a native of the province of Ontario, Canada; having been born on the banks of the St. Clair River, a few miles from the city of Detroit, Michigan, on the February 16, 1851. At Carroll, Montana, they found a steamboat, on which they took passage to Bismarck (Bismarck, North Dakota), from which point Aaron and his party came through with ox teams to the Black Hills, arriving in Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota) in October, 1876, and having managed to avoid attack from the Indians while en route. He passed a month in mining in Deadwood Gulch and then joined the stampede to Wolf Mountain, but the prospects there turned out a failure and he returned in a few weeks to Deadwood. Early years Parker was born in Lead City (Lead, South Dakota) but raised in Deadwood, South Dakota. Like many Midwesterners, the Parker family migrated to Los Angeles, California in 1922 for better opportunities, when the city was advertised as the "white (White American) spot of America" during that period. Parker originally wanted to be an attorney, but later decided to join the Los Angeles Police Department on August 8, 1927. He served as an LAPD officer for 15 years before taking a leave to fight in World War II. He received a Purple Heart after being wounded during the Normandy invasion (Normandy landings), and an Italian Star. As soon as he returned home he was re-assigned to basic patrol status with the LAPD. DATE OF BIRTH June 21, 1905 PLACE OF BIRTH Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota), South Dakota, USA DATE OF DEATH July 16, 1966 Route details The tracks ridden by FEVR trains were laid in 1869-71 by the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad (FE&MV); it is one of the oldest sections of existing railroad track in the state of Nebraska. In its general north-south route, the tracks cross the 1848 Mormon Trail on its way west to Salt Lake City, Utah. The FE&MV was acquired by the Chicago and North Western Railway in 1903 and became a gateway to Chadron (Chadron, Nebraska) in northwest Nebraska, where the tracks then lead north to Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota) and Rapid City (Rapid City, South Dakota), South Dakota, then on to Colony (Colony, Wyoming), Wyoming. From Chadron, the tracks leading west terminate in Lander, Wyoming. In 1984, the section of track FEVR uses was abandoned by the CNW which was acquired by FEVR in 1985. By 1986, excursion operations were inaugurated by Steam Locomotive #1702. Personal Hillard was born in Deadwood, South Dakota, August 14, 1936 to Edward Rykema and Vernell Peterson; she was one of three daughters born to them. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1957 with an undergraduate degree. She subsequently earned a master's degree in education from South Dakota State University in 1982 and then a master's degree in political science at the University of South Dakota in 1984. General Crook’s force continued the pursuit but soon began running short of supplies. The general ordered his men to go on half rations. Soon, many of the men resorted to eating mule and horseflesh. A column under Capt. Anson Mills was dispatched to Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota), a Black Hills mining town, to find supplies, and en route stumbled onto the Miniconjou Sioux village of American Horse (American Horse (elder)). Later in the year, however, Wolff's billing dramatically increased to co-lead status in his next two Corman productions, scripted by Charles B. Griffith, ''Beast from Haunted Cave'' and ''Ski Troop Attack''. Shot back-to-back in the snowy wilderness outside Deadwood, South Dakota, the films used the same crew and cast, which, in addition to Wolff, included Michael Forest, Wally Campo, Richard Sinatra (Frank (Frank Sinatra)'s nephew) and Sheila Carol. The first of the two, ''Beast'', directed for Corman by Wolff's UCLA friend, Monte Hellman, remains a well-remembered low-budget horror title, with a spider-like creature menacing a trio of robbers, led by Wolff, trapped in a ski lodge. In contrast, the equally poverty-budgeted ''Attack'', on which Corman himself took over the directorial reins, turned out to be a little-noticed World War II quickie in which a quartet of GI (GI (military))s on skis slog through a snowbound landscape. The group's leader, a tall, stalwart lieutenant (Michael Forest), who played a similarly characterized forest ranger in ''Beast'', is continually challenged by the disdainful sergeant (Wolff). ''Beast'' was first shown in October 1959, but eventually paired on a double bill with ''The Wasp Woman'' which, in line with the other films' Dakota (The Dakotas) link, premiered in Bismarck, North Dakota on February 12, 1960. The previous month, Wolff was seen in three TV appearances, ''The Untouchables (The Untouchables (1959 TV series))'' (January 7), ''The Lawless Years'' (January 19) and ''Rawhide (Rawhide (TV series))'' (January 29). He also had the third-billed role of Baron, a nightclub owner who refuses to give another chance to alcoholic trumpet player Jack Klugman in ''The Twilight Zone (The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series))'' episode "A Passage for Trumpet", broadcast on May 20.


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Deadwood has been assigned the ZIP code 57732 and the FIPS place code 15700. Recreation In the summer, there are numerous trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horse back riding. The northern end of the George S. Mickelson Trail starts in Deadwood and runs south through the Black Hills to Edgemont. Several man made lakes, including Sheridan Lake, provide fishing and swimming. Spearfish Canyon to the north has many places to rock climb. In early June the Mickelson Trail Marathon and 5K, as well as accompanying races for children, are held. During the winter there are two ski areas just a few miles outside of nearby Lead (Lead, South Dakota), SD – Terry Peak and Deer Mountain (Mystic Miner Ski Resort). The Midnight Star casino in Deadwood is owned by American film actor Kevin Costner, who had directed and starred in the 1990 Academy Award-winning film ''Dances With Wolves'', which was filmed mainly in South Dakota. International versions of many of his films' posters line its walls. Climate Deadwood's climate varies considerably from the rest of the state and surrounding areas. While most of the state receives less than 15 inches of precipitation per year, annual precipitation amounts in the Lead-Deadwood area reach nearly 30 inches. Most of these 30 inches fall in the winter as snow, although snow can occur as early as September and last until late May. Spring is brief and is characterized by large wet snow storms and periods of rain.


serving nearby

Stage Stations Cheyenne Black Hills Stage Route connecting Cheyenne (Cheyenne, Wyoming) and the Union Pacific Railroad with the gold fields of Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota), it is today the site of a small store, bed-and-breakfast, and post office serving nearby ranches, vacation homes, and tourist camps. Camp Mallo and Russian Camp are nearby. Sheridan Lake is accessible via U.S. Route 385 north from Hill City, South Dakota and Three Forks, South Dakota Three


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. According to the Public Broadcasting Service, important areas within the Dakotas include the Black Hills, the town of Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota), Fort Buford, Standing Rock Reservation and Wounded Knee (Wounded Knee Battlefield). "New perspectives on the West: The Dakotas", PBS. Retrieved 4 20 08. The Upper Missouri River and the Upper Missouri River Valley are important


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Utter, Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane are the central characters. * In the ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' 1992 episode "A Fistful of Datas", a holodeck program takes place in 19th-century Deadwood. * ''Deadwood (Deadwood (TV series))'', an HBO TV series that ran from 2004 to 2006, had the town's early history as its setting. * The three ''Tales from Deadwood'' novels (2005–07) by Mike Jameson are set in Deadwood and feature Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity

Star casino (wikt:casino), in Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota), South Dakota. The casino, its sports bar Diamond Lil's, and its restaurant Jake's are named after characters and locations from the movie ''Silverado (Silverado (film))''. The facility contains posters, costumes, and other memorabilia from Costner's films. **Pierre (Pierre, South Dakota) **Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota) & Rapid City (Rapid City, South Dakota) *Tennessee See: Deadwood, South Dakota

and after the area's annexation by the Dakota Territory. The series charts Deadwood's growth from camp to town, incorporating themes ranging from the formation of communities to western capitalism. The show features a large ensemble cast, and many historical figures appear as characters on the show—such as Seth Bullock, Al Swearengen, Wild Bill Hickok, Sol Star, Calamity Jane, Wyatt Earp, George Crook, E. B. Farnum, Charlie Utter and George Hearst


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. The plot lines involving these characters include historical truths as well as substantial fictional elements. Milch used actual diaries and newspapers from 1870s Deadwood residents as reference points for characters, events, and the look and feel of the show. Some of the characters are fully fictional, although they may have been based on actual persons. '''U.S. Route 385''' is a spur of U.S. Route 85. It currently runs for 1,206 miles (1,941 km) from Deadwood, South Dakota to Big Bend National Park in Texas. Alzada served as a stage stop between Deadwood, South Dakota and Miles City, Montana. In 1876 Hallock married a young mining engineer, Arthur De Wint Foote, '''Aaron Dunn''', one of the pioneers (settler) of the northwest was a prominent citizen of Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota). He was a native of the province of Ontario, Canada; having been born on the banks of the St. Clair River, a few miles from the city of Detroit, Michigan, on the February 16, 1851. At Carroll, Montana, they found a steamboat, on which they took passage to Bismarck (Bismarck, North Dakota), from which point Aaron and his party came through with ox teams to the Black Hills, arriving in Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota) in October, 1876, and having managed to avoid attack from the Indians while en route. He passed a month in mining in Deadwood Gulch and then joined the stampede to Wolf Mountain, but the prospects there turned out a failure and he returned in a few weeks to Deadwood. Early years Parker was born in Lead City (Lead, South Dakota) but raised in Deadwood, South Dakota. Like many Midwesterners, the Parker family migrated to Los Angeles, California in 1922 for better opportunities, when the city was advertised as the "white (White American) spot of America" during that period. Parker originally wanted to be an attorney, but later decided to join the Los Angeles Police Department on August 8, 1927. He served as an LAPD officer for 15 years before taking a leave to fight in World War II. He received a Purple Heart after being wounded during the Normandy invasion (Normandy landings), and an Italian Star. As soon as he returned home he was re-assigned to basic patrol status with the LAPD. DATE OF BIRTH June 21, 1905 PLACE OF BIRTH Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota), South Dakota, USA DATE OF DEATH July 16, 1966 Route details The tracks ridden by FEVR trains were laid in 1869-71 by the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad (FE&MV); it is one of the oldest sections of existing railroad track in the state of Nebraska. In its general north-south route, the tracks cross the 1848 Mormon Trail on its way west to Salt Lake City, Utah. The FE&MV was acquired by the Chicago and North Western Railway in 1903 and became a gateway to Chadron (Chadron, Nebraska) in northwest Nebraska, where the tracks then lead north to Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota) and Rapid City (Rapid City, South Dakota), South Dakota, then on to Colony (Colony, Wyoming), Wyoming. From Chadron, the tracks leading west terminate in Lander, Wyoming. In 1984, the section of track FEVR uses was abandoned by the CNW which was acquired by FEVR in 1985. By 1986, excursion operations were inaugurated by Steam Locomotive #1702. Personal Hillard was born in Deadwood, South Dakota, August 14, 1936 to Edward Rykema and Vernell Peterson; she was one of three daughters born to them. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1957 with an undergraduate degree. She subsequently earned a master's degree in education from South Dakota State University in 1982 and then a master's degree in political science at the University of South Dakota in 1984. General Crook’s force continued the pursuit but soon began running short of supplies. The general ordered his men to go on half rations. Soon, many of the men resorted to eating mule and horseflesh. A column under Capt. Anson Mills was dispatched to Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota), a Black Hills mining town, to find supplies, and en route stumbled onto the Miniconjou Sioux village of American Horse (American Horse (elder)). Later in the year, however, Wolff's billing dramatically increased to co-lead status in his next two Corman productions, scripted by Charles B. Griffith, ''Beast from Haunted Cave'' and ''Ski Troop Attack''. Shot back-to-back in the snowy wilderness outside Deadwood, South Dakota, the films used the same crew and cast, which, in addition to Wolff, included Michael Forest, Wally Campo, Richard Sinatra (Frank (Frank Sinatra)'s nephew) and Sheila Carol. The first of the two, ''Beast'', directed for Corman by Wolff's UCLA friend, Monte Hellman, remains a well-remembered low-budget horror title, with a spider-like creature menacing a trio of robbers, led by Wolff, trapped in a ski lodge. In contrast, the equally poverty-budgeted ''Attack'', on which Corman himself took over the directorial reins, turned out to be a little-noticed World War II quickie in which a quartet of GI (GI (military))s on skis slog through a snowbound landscape. The group's leader, a tall, stalwart lieutenant (Michael Forest), who played a similarly characterized forest ranger in ''Beast'', is continually challenged by the disdainful sergeant (Wolff). ''Beast'' was first shown in October 1959, but eventually paired on a double bill with ''The Wasp Woman'' which, in line with the other films' Dakota (The Dakotas) link, premiered in Bismarck, North Dakota on February 12, 1960. The previous month, Wolff was seen in three TV appearances, ''The Untouchables (The Untouchables (1959 TV series))'' (January 7), ''The Lawless Years'' (January 19) and ''Rawhide (Rawhide (TV series))'' (January 29). He also had the third-billed role of Baron, a nightclub owner who refuses to give another chance to alcoholic trumpet player Jack Klugman in ''The Twilight Zone (The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series))'' episode "A Passage for Trumpet", broadcast on May 20.


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the camp with so many falling ill that tents were erected to quarantine the stricken. In 1876, General George Crook (George Crook) pursued the Sioux Indians from the Battle of Little Big Horn on an expedition that ended in Deadwood and is known as the Horsemeat March. The Homestake Mine (Homestake Mine (South Dakota)) in nearby Lead (Lead, South Dakota) was established in 1877. For years, it was the longest continuously operating gold mine in the United States. Gold mining

resident J.K.P. Miller and his associates in 1888, in order to serve their mining interests in the Black Hills. The railroad was purchased by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad in 1893. A portion of the railroad between Deadwood and Lead (Lead, South Dakota) was electrified (railway electrification) in 1902 for operation as an interurban passenger system, which operated until 1924. The railroad was abandoned in 1930, apart from a portion from Kirk, South Dakota Kirk

Lead (Lead, South Dakota), SD – Terry Peak and Deer Mountain (Mystic Miner Ski Resort). The Midnight Star casino in Deadwood is owned by American film actor Kevin Costner, who had directed and starred in the 1990 Academy Award-winning film ''Dances With Wolves'', which was filmed mainly in South Dakota. International versions of many of his films' posters line its walls. Climate Deadwood's climate varies considerably from the rest of the state and surrounding areas


played basketball

''' (May 28, 1888 – January 20, 1958) was an American (United States) college men's basketball (college basketball) coach. He was born in Deadwood, South Dakota. In 1890, Lambert and his family moved to Crawfordsville, Indiana. He played basketball (in addition to baseball) at Crawfordsville High School and Wabash College, both under coach Ralph Jones, who himself would go on to coach Purdue. Despite his height (5'6"), he led Wabash in scoring his sophomore year


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in a series of stories published between 1877 and 1897 by Edward Lytton Wheeler (1854 5–1885). Several men associated with the city used this nickname at various times of their lives. * The ''Adam 12'' 1969 episode, "The Long Walk" features an old man who reminisces about his early life in Deadwood. * A 1978 children's book in the ''Choose Your Own Adventure'' series is set in Deadwood City.

Deadwood, South Dakota

thumb 250px Possible location of the original Nuttal & Mann's (Image:Cyark Deadwood Hickock.jpg) saloon where Wild Bill Hickok was killed, 624 Main Street, Deadwood thumb 250px Deadwood circa 1890s (Image:Deadwood birdseye circa 1890s.jpg) thumb 250px A photograph of Deadwood in 1876. General view of the Dakota Territory (Image:Deadwood13.jpg) gold rush town from a hillside above. thumb 250px The Gem in 1878 (Image:The Gem Theater.gif)

'''Deadwood''' (Lakota (Lakota language): ''Owáyasuta''; "To approve or confirm things") is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County (Lawrence County, South Dakota). It is named after the dead trees (Coarse woody debris) found in its gulch. Deadwood Chamber of Commerce The population was 1,270 according to the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). The city includes the Deadwood Historic District, a National Historic Landmark District.

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