The alternative is a downward spiral to Deadwood Gulch
(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.