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city (1990 pop. 1,830), seat of Lawrence co., W S.Dak.; settled 1876 after discovery of gold. A Black Hills tourist center, it is also a trade hub for a lumbering, stock-raising, and mining region. Built in a narrow canyon, with houses climbing the steep sides, Deadwood Gulch (so called because its trees had been killed by fire) boomed and waned with the discovery and abandonment of nearby gold and silver mines. Its history is commemorated in the Adams Memorial Museum and an annual "Days of '76" celebration. The graves of Wild Bill HickokHickok, Wild Bill,
1837–76, American frontier marshal, b. Troy Grove, near Ottawa, Ill., as James Butler Hickok. He took part in the Kansas struggle preceding the Civil War, was a driver of the Butterfield stage line, and gained fame as a gunfighter, his skill increased by
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 (shot in a saloon here during a card game) and Calamity JaneCalamity Jane
, c.1852–1903, American frontier character, b. Princeton, Mo. Her real name was Martha Jane Canary, and the origin of her nickname is obscure. Little is known of her early life beyond the fact that she moved with her parents to Virginia City, Mont.
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 are in Deadwood's "Boot Hill." Gambling casinos, legalized in 1989, now dominate Deadwood's economy.



the underwater part of a vessel’s tapered bow and stern sections at the places where the keel and the stem and the sternpost join. In the stern deadwood of vessels with one propeller a waterproof metal tube is constructed (deadwood tube) through which the shaft of the propeller is brought outside. The area of the side projection and form of deadwood, especially of stern deadwood, have an influence on the controllability of the vessel.


1. Dead tree limbs or branches.
2. Wood from dead trees.
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The year is now 1889, and South Dakota is about to receive official statehood a the cause for a celebration that brings back characters who left Deadwood to reunite with those who stayed.
If you like your meat smoky and your fries with a party atmosphere, the Deadwood Smokehouse is one experience not to be missed.
Translocated Bighorn Sheep were released approximately 3.5 km southwest of Deadwood, South Dakota on private land.
'Deadwood' aired for three seasons and garnered eight Emmy Awards and a huge fan base.
Deadwood is an unincorporated area of Lane County in the Coast Range, accessible by Highway 36.
The show itself follows hard, boastful and desperate to impress Calamity as she travels to Chicago to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams, for the Deadwood Stage.
The article is entitle, "The World of Deadwood: Property Rights and the Search for Human Identity." This law review article is base on HBO's highly acclaimed drama Deadwood, a Western genre film.
Nevada Gold and Casinos Inc (NYSE Amex: UWN), a US-based developer, owner and operator of gaming facilities, has announced the closing of its acquisition of AG Trucano, in Deadwood, South Dakota, US.
Three drills are active on the property; one at the Friday Zone and two in the highly prospective Deadwood Zone
Assault on the Deadwood Stage: Road Agents and Shotgun Messengers recounts the history of Deadwood, a thriving, lawless boomtown of the 1870s, where stagecoach robberies were a regular way of life in Dakota Territory.
Assault on the Deadwood stage; road agents and shotgun messengers.
The 3,400 members of the $28 million Dakota Territory Federal Credit Union in Deadwood, S.D., can now use mobile banking from their credit union.