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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.

    Deadwood Hotel

    Bullock Hotel, Deadwood, South Dakota

    Bullock Hotel, Deadwood

    Calamity Jane My aunt slept in a hotel bed with her




    The Deadwood Coach

    Deadwood 1877

    Deadwood 1876

    City of Deadwood 1876

    Wild Bill Hickok is probably the most famous Deadwood resident, even though he was only in town a few short weeks. James Butler Hickok arrived in Deadwood, along with Colorado Charlie Utter and Calamity Jane, in July of 1876. He was a well-known gambler and gunslinger, participating in many shootouts before coming to Deadwood. He was killed on August 2, 1876 when Jack McCall shot him from behind while playing poker.

    1920's Deadwood entertainment

    Calamity Jane standing in front of Wild Bill Hickok's grave, Deadwood, SD, 1903.

    Cabinet card of a couple from Deadwood, South Dakota

    Deadwood SD

    Deadwood, S.D. in 1888