Madam Dora DuFran or Dora Bolshaw (née Amy Helen Bolshaw) (November 16, 1868 - August 5, 1934) was one of the leading and most successful madams in the Old West days of Deadwood, South Dakota. Dora coined the term "cathouse." She had several brothels over the years and from time to time Old West personality Martha Jane Burke (Calamity Jane) was in her employ.
Homesteader cutting sod for a sod house on the South Dakota prairie. Homesteaders used a special plow to cut blocks of prairie sod that were 18 inches wide and 24 inches long and weighed about fifty pounds each.