1861 – 1865American Civil War (remember PARADE)
1863President Abraham Lincoln emancipated the slaves
1868Treaty of Fort Laramie giving the Lakota Sioux people exclusive rights to the Black Hills of South Dakota
1874Gold was discovered in the Black Hills
1874Deadwood Gulch created illegally
A tented camp of prospectors – named after the plethora of dead trees in the valley
1875A more permanent Deadwood township established
It was a lawless, muddy, wooden slum
1876 (June)Battle of Little Big Horn aka Custer's Last Stand
1876 (July)Frontiersman Charlie Utter’s wagon train arrives bringing gamblers, prostitutes, chinamen, ‘Wild’ Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane was 24 in 1876 - ‘Wild’ Bill Hickok was 39
OUR SHOW "CALAMITY JANE" TAKES PLACE IN 1876
A FUN FANTASY - NOTHING TO DO WITH THE REAL HISTORY
1876 (August)‘Wild’ Bill Hickok shot by Jack McCall aka "Broken Nose Jack"
1877Jack McCall tried twice before being hanged
1879Wooden Deadwood burnt down in massive fire
1880New brick Deadwood established
Some of those buildings are still in existence
1903Calamity Jane died aged 51

 

Deadwood, an HBO TV series that ran for three seasons from 2004 to 2006, had the town’s early history as its setting.

Wikipedia entry – Deadwood.

 

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