Thursday, 4 October 2012

Wild Bill, Calamity Jane and Deadwood.

A fun place to visit with a pretty cool history too.
Deadwood, famous gold mining town in the Black hills of South Dakota and resting place of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.
The town was virtually rebuilt after being devastated by a fire in 1879, the wooden buildings finally  replaced by stone as it was the third major fire. Most of the buildings have been lovingly preserved and the main street takes you back in time. (Our second time traveling experience as you may recall).

The only thing missing where the cowboys. but if you imagined hard enough you could almost see the hustle and bustle of a thriving mining town. Other than the shootings and nearly being run over by the stage coach i bet it would have been cool.....

The main reason we got to see Deadwood was from the recommendation of our lovely neighbours, Buddy and Dianna, who actually took us to breakfast yesterday. Cheers guys.





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