Deadwood Gulch

Deadwood Gulch

Wild West city in South Dakota where graves of Hickok and Annie Oakley are located. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 729]
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(2.) See George Ledbetter, Gambling Returns to Deadwood Gulch, DEADWOOD GAMING YESTERDAY AND TODAY, at 1 (n.d.); Barbara Ordahl, Deadwood Puts History to Use, RAPID CITY J., May 7, 1989.
By 1876 prospectors were swarming into Deadwood Gulch, and the newly formed city became known as the wildest and wealthiest gold camp in the West.
In fall of 1875, gold was discovered in Deadwood Gulch. By 1876, 5,000 to 10,000 people--mostly miners, mostly men--had formed an instant city in the Black Hills.