Deadwood, South Dakota Characters & Tales


Historic People of Deadwood, South Dakota

Historic People of Deadwood, South Dakota


Deadwood, South Dakota from the south, 1876.

Deadwood, South Dakota from the south, 1876.

Seth Bullock – Finest Type of Frontiersman

Martha Bullock – A Pillar of Deadwood Society

Calamity Jane – Wild Woman of the West

Wyatt Earp – Frontier Lawman

Samuel Fields – The Shakespearian Orator of Deadwood

George Hearst – Father of a Mining and Publishing Empire

Wild Bill Hickok & the Deadman’s Hand

Jack Langrishe – Entertaining the Old Wild West

Nat Love, aka: “Deadwood Dick” – The Greatest Black Cowboy in the Old West

Lucretia “Aunt Lou” Marchbanks – The Greatest Cook in the Black Hills

Jack McCall – Cowardly Killer of Wild Bill Hickok

Jack Langrishe

Jack Langrish

The Painted Ladies of Deadwood Gulch

Con Stapleton – Deadwood Marshal

Al Swearengen & the Notorious Gem Theater

Charlie Utter, Bill Hickok’s Best Pard

Also See:

Deadwood – Rough & Tumble Mining Camp

Deadwood, South Dakota Timeline

The Haunted Bullock Hotel

HBO’s Deadwood – Facts & Fiction

1 thought on “Deadwood, South Dakota Characters & Tales”

  1. We just left Deadwood after a 5 day vacation and staying at a rented house in town. We had been in Deadwood on a previous vacation but did not immerse ourselves in the history of this unique and quite lovely town. For those planning a trip to the area do some reading before leaving. Learn about the notable characters, plan to see the No. 10 Saloon, the real one, and take the tour downstairs to see a recreation of the place where Wild Bill Hickok was killed. Check out the historic hotel, have dinner at the Sundance Social Club and sit by the window to enjoy the view of the town. Take the tour of the Mt Moriah cemetery and plan to walk up to the grave of Seth Bullock AFTER you read about his legacy there. Walk through the Chinese and Jewish parts of the cemetery. Attend a shootout on the street and watch the reenactment of the shooting of Wild Bill HIckok in the other saloon. It is a fascinating town and very friendly and worth more than a cursory look. It IS American history at its best.

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