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Madam Dora DuFran - The Black Hills' Leading Madam Though the vast majority of the many "sporting girls” who worked in Deadwood remain nameless, others were more notable, such as Madame Dora DuFran. An immediate success once she arrived in Deadwood, she continued to build her business until she soon had "branch” houses in Sturgis, Rapid City, and Belle Fourche. Born in England

A young mother with her baby in a fancy wicker carriage poses on the north side of the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley depot in Deadwood. Behind her is the McCracken Grocery Store, where the Adams Museum would later be built and an unknown business in what was the Rosengarder's House where the Federal Building would be built.

Following the fire in the smoking room in 1895, the Franklin’s began a redecorating campaign in 1896. The Chicago design firm of Mitchell & Halbach was hired to redecorate the house. Mitchell and Halbach were decorative painters who added ornate touches to the home, including decorative friezes, hand-painted canvases and stained glass. Resource material provided by Mary A. Kopco, “The Adams House Revealed”