Friday, December 2, 2016


November 3, 2016

Downtown Deadwood. The population was 1,270 according to the 2010 census.

'The settlement of Deadwood began illegally in the 1870s on land which had been granted to the Lakota Indians in 1868. Deadwood became known for its lawlessness, during which time murder was common and punishment for murders not always fair and impartial. The town attained further notoriety for the murder of gunman Wild Bill Hickok. Mount Moriah Cemetery is the final resting place of Hickok and Clamity Jane, as well as slightly less notable figures such as Seth Bullock.  Hickok's murderer, Jack McCall, was prosecuted twice, despite the U.S. Constitution's prohibition against double jeopardy, because of a ruling that Deadwood was an illegal town in Indian Territory and thus lacked the jurisdiction to prosecute or acquit McCall. This decision moved McCall's trial to a Dakota Territory court ("Indian Court"), where he was found guilty of murder and hanged.'             ~ wikipedia

First stop, Midnight Star. The Midnight Star, owned by Kevin Costner, provides food, drink, and gaming, as well as a plethora of movie memorabilia.  
 The entrance.

We enjoyed a Bloody Mary at the bar.

The exit.

Like the door knobs on Wild Bill Bar.

Enjoyed seeing these houses on the hill as we were leaving Deadwood.

Next stop Wyoming.

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