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William Jennings Bryan spoke to an immense crowd in Deadwood in August,1899. Bryan spoke from a stand in front of the Deadwood Opera House, which was located across from the site later occupied by the Franklin Hotel.

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

Deadwood from Signal Hill. Image records north side of Deadwood Gulch. Focuses on Main Street from present day Franklin Hotel toward Gold Street. Taken before the 1879 fire. c. 1879. Photographer F. Jay Haynes.

Historic Bullock Hotel Potato Creek Johnny, born John Perret, displays his famous gold nugget. The nugget is now in the Adams Museum in Deadwood. A replica is on display, the original is locked away but makes occasional special appearances.

On this date in 1876, Zitkala Sa was born on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She would go on to write several books, including American Indian Stories, co-write the first Native American opera, and found the National Council of American Indians-Feb 23