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How to hit keno, craps and roulette running

Be armed with the basics before you head to the casinos. By Jaci Conrad Pearson Black Hills Pioneer If you’re after a full slate of casino games, an industry that welcomes your adventurous spirit and dealers who are willing to teach you the ropes regarding Deadwood’s newest ways to double down, you’ve arrived in the right spot. For the second summer in a row, select Deadwood casinos now offer keno, craps and roulette, in addition to their standard machine and table play. Mike Rodman, executive director of the Deadwood Gaming Association (DGA), said that the new games have gone over very well since their July 1, 2015 introduction. Cadillac Jacks and Tin Lizzie offers all three games -- keno, craps and roulette. Silverado offers craps and roulette. Gold Dust, First Gold, Deadwood Mountain Grand offer roulette. David Schneiter, casino general manager at Cadillac Jacks Gaming Resort, said the new games have definitely impacted Liv Hospitality, Inc. properties “Walking into a pit at Cadillac Jacks and Tin Lizzie has a whole new feel,” Schneiter said. “Hearing the dice bounce on the table or the sound of a roulette ball in a wheel, the cheering of a full craps game when the table is hot,” Schneiter said. “There

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is excitement in the air when walking into the pits that offer the games that has never been seen in Deadwood before. There is a lot of excitement and buzz surrounding our craps tables, a game that is player friendly, and we offer some of the best odds in the Midwest. The same feel can be seen on roulette with player interactions, high fives when a number is hit. Keno has allowed players to choose their favorite numbers and play multiple games of keno while they play slots and table games.” Rodman said DGA rallied to get the games approved in Deadwood to up the ante around the region. “We certainly were surprised by the knowledge base our customers had of these games,” Rodman said. “They had played them in other jurisdictions and certainly understood the games. We were happily surprised how problem free the introduction of these games has been. It is a tribute to the sophistication of our customers and the professionalism of Deadwood’s dealers in learning to deal these games.” For those who are comfortable with a little bit better understanding under their belts before braving the pits, here’s how to avoid getting caught flat footed at the tables and hit the ground running while taking a shot the Wild West city’s newest gaming offerings.

Craps: The Basics Craps is played with two dice so the possible numbers rolled are 2 through 12. The craps table layout looks confusing because there are many different bets that can be made and because the layout at both ends of the table are exact mirrors of each other. (It is merely duplicated in this manner to allow more players at one table.) However, only one bet is played in basic craps play, and it is placed on only one area of the layout. The rest of the layout can be ignored. Craps play can look confusing and fast-moving because players can place multiple bets on different areas of the layout at the same time. However, craps play can actually be slower than blackjack due to the fact that the dice often have to Continued on page 4

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be rolled multiple times before the outcome is determined. When you place a basic craps bet (explained below) all you are doing is placing a wager that the person who is rolling the dice will roll the number he needs to win. You’re essentially just along for the ride. You are in no way in competition with the person rolling the dice. In fact, you are betting on how lucky they are with the dice. “The house” (the casino), on the other hand, is hoping the person rolling the dice isn’t so lucky. This is why you’ll often hear a lot of hooting and hollering and find a sense of camaraderie around a craps table. When the person rolling the dice does good, all the players do good. The basic bet in craps is the Pass Line bet: • The bet (chips) is placed on the area of the layout marked “Pass Line” • The Pass Line bet is a series bet, meaning that the person shooting the dice (aka “the shooter”) may have to roll the dice multiple times before you win or lose. • The first roll in a series is called the come-out roll and it is different from the rest of the rolls in the series. On the Come-Out Roll: • 7 or 11 are automatic Pass Line winners and the series ends. (This is essentially a oneroll series.) • 2, 3, or 12 (known as craps) are automatic Pass Line losers and the series ends. (This also is essentially a one-roll series.) • Any other number rolled (4,5,6,8,9,10) becomes the shooter’s point and the series continues. When the series continues... If the shooter establishes a point, the series continues and the shooter continues to roll the dice. The object of the game now becomes for the shooter to roll their point number again before they roll a 7. • If any number other than the point or a 7 is rolled, nothing happens and the shooter rolls again. • If the point is rolled, Pass Line bets win and the series ends. • If a 7 is rolled, Pass Line bets lose (known as a “seven out”) and the series ends. This is the most confusing thing to new craps players. Note that rolling a 7 after a point is es-


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tablished is a loser, which is opposite of the 7 being a winner on a come-out roll. Remember this key point and you’re a craps player! In other words, if a shooter establishes a point, they roll the dice continuously (the series of multiple rolls) until they either roll their point or seven out. If a number other than the point or a 7 are rolled, nothing happens (as far as Pass Line bettors are concerned) and the shooter rolls again. That’s all there is to basic craps play! Craps Play Notes Each dealer has a hockey-puck-looking disk (called a “buck”) which is white on one side and black on the other. When a shooter establishes a point, the buck is placed on the point number (on the layout) white side up. When there is no point established (i.e. during a come-out roll), the buck is turned black-side up and set off to the side of the layout. You can only place a Pass Line bet at the start of a series (on a come-out roll when there is no point established - i.e. when the buck is black-side up and off to the side). However, some casinos may waive this traditional rule and let you put down a Pass Line bet at any time. Ask a dealer. The same shooter rolls the dice continuously until they “seven out.” No matter how many times they roll a “come-out 7 or 11,” craps (come-out 2, 3, or 12), or a point, the shooter gives up the dice only after they “seven out” (i.e. roll a

7 when trying to roll a point) or voluntarily opt out. In other words, the same shooter can have multiple “come-out” rolls and make multiple points before they seven out. (A shooter with many come-out rolls is called a “hot shooter” because they have made multiple points - i.e. they didn’t throw a 7 while they had points established.) If you need chips, lay your money down on the layout in front of a dealer. Never try to hand money to a dealer directly. Also, check to make sure the shooter is not about to roll the dice before you put your money down (so you don’t interfere with the dice). Most craps tables have a $5 minimum bet level so when you lay your money down, ask the dealer for “nickels” ($5 chips). (Some of the smaller places may have minimum bet levels of $1, $2, or $3.) If the buck is turned Continued on page 14

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Surefooted lambs nimble , on Deadwood s rocks By Mark Watson Black Hills Pioneer Deadwood’s bighorn sheep herd is thriving and its members still give people a show around the city. The herd frequents an area of rocks on Deadwood Hill and they amaze some people by their agility on steep rocks. “They are excellent rock climbers. They are a close second to mountain goats,” said John Kanta, regional wildlife manager for the South Dakota, Game, Fish, and Parks. “Mountain goats are a bit more agile.” Mountain goats are stark white with small black horns. Bighorn

sheep, named for the rams’ large curling dition. The GF&P released 26 sheep into corns, are gray. Ewes also have horns, but the Grizzly Gulch burn area, and for the they are much smaller than the rams’. most part, they have remained in the area The reason for the sheep’s dexterity biologists thought they would. comes largely with the design of their One ram, a 3-year-old, left the area hooves. and traveled near St. Onge where it came “They are a little bit different than in contact with domestic sheep. It turned say a deer or elk or other cloven-hooved around and headed back to Deadwood animals,” Kanta said. where GF&P employees “Sheep have hooves that are put it down before it Bighorn sheep fatter and wider, and on the came back into contact lambs are waking within hours of bottom of them, it’s more of with wild sheep. Domestheir birth and a soft pad. I call it a suction tic sheep can pass on a within a couple cup, which really isn’t a pasteurella bacteria that weeks, they are good description, but I say causes pneumonia and agile enough that, because it helps them decimates the wild herds. to climb steep grab the rock and stick to It is the department’s rocks. the rock versus a hard hoof policy to destroy any wild that would slip on the rock.” sheep that comes into As the sheep step down, the pad grips contact with domestic sheep. the rock while the outside of the hoof One ewe died as result of capture and remains ridged. another of unknown reasons. Two ewes “The cool thing is these lambs are up were killed by vehicles, one on Strawberry and walking within hours, and within a Hill, and the other on Interstate 90 just week or so they are all over those rocks west of Exit 23. jumping around,” Kanta said. “You “We have a bunch of lambs running watch them sometimes and cringe.” around,” Kanta said. “Overall, their However, the sheep can have accidents. numbers are greater than when we “We’ve documented not only lambs, brought them.” but also adults falling off the rocks to their The department released 26 and there death or injuring themselves,” Kanta said. were at least 13 lambs that joined the “It happens even though they are great herd this spring. climbers.” Kanta said the latest crop of lambs Overall, the herd that was transplanted should be born in mid May. n in February, 2015, is in “excellent” con-

How’d you get up there? The secret to the surefootedness of bighorn sheep comes from their hooves that have soft pads on the bottom. Pioneer photos by Vicki Strickland


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Deadwood’s largest collection of antique Winchesters, Colts and Western Collectibles. Historic Victorian Theater Rentals available for Weddings, Family Runins, Banquets, Meetings and Events. Spring/Summer 2016

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Spring-Summer 2016 Schedule of Events May 14

Corks, and Kegs April Forks, Food & Festival 8 & 9 Sample a varietyWine of beer and wine from all across the country

May 21

Pierce Emata Solo Piano Concert

Deadwood Chamber of Commerce 767 Main St., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-578-1876, 800-999-1876 •

June 5

Michelson Trail Marathon

as well as your Black Hills favorites as you make your way to various tasting venues across town.

Madigan April Kathleen Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, SD 57732 15 1906 605-559-1188 • Rattle and Roll: April Shake An Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

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April 23

Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-559-1188 •

, Patsy s Day

This celebration honors Patsy, the beloved terrier of William Emery Adams. Make a donation of dog/cat food and receive free admission. Tours are hourly 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All donations benefit the Twin City Animal Shelter. Historic Adams House 22 Van Buren Avenue, Deadwood, SD 57732 605-578-3724 •

May 7

Cinco De Mayo Festival

May 8

, Mother s Day Tours

May 11


Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-559-1188 •

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Historic Homestake Opera House 309 W. Main St., Lead, SD 57754 605-584-2067 •

Discover 26.2 miles of absolute Black Hills beauty during the annual Michelson Trail Marathon that starts and finishes in Historic Deadwood.

June 14

The Avett Brothers


Victorian Era Tour

8, 15, 22 & 29

Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-559-1188 •

The Victorian Tour, covering the years 1892 to 1905, will look closely at the lives of Harris and Anna Franklin, the original builders and occupants of the Historic Adams House. Tour at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Admission charged. Advanced reservations appreciated. Historic Adams House 22 Van Buren Ave., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-578-3724 •

June 10, 17 & 24

Deadwood Business Club Citywide, Deadwood, SD 57732

Share a tour of the beautifully restored Victorian home, and explore rare vintage wagons and carriages in Deadwood’s newest museum. Free admission to mothers.

Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-559-1188 •



Historic Adams House 22 Van Buren Avenue, Deadwood, SD 57732 605-578-3724 • Days of ‘76 Museum 18 76th Dr., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-722-1657 •


, Hollywood s Greatest Game Shows

Pride April Charles Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, SD 57732 1 605-559-1188 •

Roaring Twenties Tour

The Roaring Twenties Tour focuses on the lives of W.E. Adams, his first wife, Alice, daughters Lucile and Helen, and his second wife, Mary. The tour covers a decade filled with unbelievable sadness and unbridled happiness. Tour at 6:00 p.m. on Friday nights. Admission charged. Advanced reservations appreciated. Historic Adams House 22 Van Buren Ave., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-578-3724 •

June 11

East of Westerville

Historic Homestake Opera House 309 W. Main St., Lead, SD 57754 605-584-2067 •

June Seth Bullock: The Spirit of the West Pratt will portray frontiersman Seth Bullock. The 11-26 Gordy performance includes original songs and stories about Bullock

that bring the history of Dakota Territory to life. Performances daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Adams Museum 54 Sherman St., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-578-1714 •

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Bill Days June Wild Celebrate the life and times of Wild Bill Hickok with a week17-19 end full of free concerts, National Dock Dogs Competition, gold panning & sluicing, and a Wild West Auction.

Aug. 8

Legends Ride

A 50-mile ride from Deadwood to Sturgis, to raise money for regional charities. Celebrities lead the ride to the legendary Buffalo Chip.

Deadwood Chamber of Commerce 767 Main St., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-578-1876, 800-999-1867 •

Deadwood Chamber of Commerce 767 Main St., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-578-1876, 800-999-1876 •

June 24

Clint Black

76th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

June 25

Gordon Lightfoot

July 3

Potter Family: USO Patriotic Show

July 2-4

Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-559-1188 •

Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-559-1188 •

Historic Homestake Opera House 309 W. Main St., Lead, SD 57754 605-584-2067 •

Gold Camp Jubilee 4th of July Celebration

The Red Willow Band Historic Homestake Opera House 309 W. Main St., Lead, SD 57754 605-584-2067 •


Deadwood Chamber of Commerce 767 Main St., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-578-1876, 800-999-1876 •

Travis Tritt

Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-559-1188 •

The City of Sturgis Rally and Events 1040 2nd St., Ste 201, Sturgis, SD 57785 605-720-0800 •

Kool Deadwood Nites

Four days full of classic cars, classic music and classic fun. It’s a 50’s and 60’s sock hop - Deadwood style. Enjoy parades, show and shines and FREE concerts on Main Street. Deadwood Chamber of Commerce 767 Main St., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-578-1876, 800-999-1876 •

Fireworks, parade, vendors, games, car show.

th Annual Days of 76 July 94 PRCA Rodeo action daily and parades on Historic Main 26-30 Street July 29 & 30.

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Sept. 9

Lead Area Chamber of Commerce 160 W. Main St., Lead, SD 57754 605-584-1100 •

July 23

Aug. 6-14

Six Mile Road

Bluegrass/Jamgrass/Americana Historic Homestake Opera House 309 W. Main St., Lead, SD 57754 605-584-2067 •

Sept. 11

Potter Family Gospel Show

Sept. 16-17

Deadwood Jam

Historic Hometsake Opera House 309 W. Main St., Lead, SD 57754 605-584-2067 •

Rock, reggae, and blues fill the Black Hills for two incredible days of outdoor concerts. Plus, enjoy food, Wild West entertainment and breath-taking views of the Black Hills. Deadwood Chamber of Commerce 767 Main St., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-578-1876, 800-999-1876 •

Sept. Oktoberfest Enjoy live German music, the Tour de Oktoberfest, free food, 30 - dancing, Wiener Dog Races and Beer Barrel Games. Chamber of Commerce Oct. 1 Deadwood 767 Main St., Deadwood, SD 57732 605-578-1876, 800-999-1867 •

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MILES TO DEADWOOD Belle Fourche, SD.................................28 Cody, WY...........................................421 Crazy Horse Mountain........................57 Custer State Park..................................65 Denver, CO........................................395 Devils Tower, WY................................90 Edgemont, SD....................................112 Harney Peak.........................................60 Hill City, SD.........................................45

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Sioux Falls, SD...................................395 Spearfish, SD.......................................15 Spearfish Canyon.................................16 Ivan Lake.............................................62 Wall Drug.............................................96 West Gate Yellowstone.......................557 Wind Cave............................................83 Terry Peak & Ski Mystic Deer Mountain Ski Resorts....................8

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It’s gunslingers galore, as the Deadwood History theatre troupe stages three shootouts a day Monday through Saturday with hundreds in attendance at each performance, this one portraying the historic Turkey Creek Altercation in front of the Celebrity Hotel. Pioneer photo by Jaci Conrad Pearson

History comes alive in Deadwood By Jaci Conrad Pearson Black Hills Pioneer Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok, Jack McCall, Seth Bullock. Instead of just hearing about local legends, when you come to Deadwood, you’re likely to run into them. With local actors and theater troupes in abundance, historical reenactments featured at the following locations bring wild and wooly stories of the old west to life. So set your sights and your selfies on these opportunities to immerse yourself in a trip back in time:

Wild Bill Live 1, 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays April 1 - May 22 Pour House, 647 Main St. Free admission

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Deadwood’s Badlands District, accompanied by historical figure Colorado Charlie Utter 1, 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays April 1 - May 22 Meets in front of 666 Main St. Free admission

Shooting of Wild Bill Hickok See history come alive! Saloon No. 10 stages the shooting of Wild Bill Hickok four times a day, seven days a week during the height of tourist season at no charge to the public. Learn about life in historic Deadwood Gulch, leading up to that fateful day when Wild Bill was shot and witness an account of what happened the day Wild Bill unwittingly sat with his back to the door. 1, 3, 5, 7 p.m. Daily May through October Saloon No. 10, 657 Main St. Families welcome Free admission

Seth Bullock: The Spirit of the West Local actor and musician Gordy Pratt portrays frontiersman Seth Bullock. Pratt’s performance includes original songs and stories about Bullock that bring the history of Dakota Territory to life, as seen by one of the region’s legendary lawmen, friend of Teddy Roosevelt and founding owner of the Bullock Hotel. 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. daily June 11-26 Adams Museum, 54 Sherman St. Admission by donation

Trial of Jack McCall See the historical character responsible for Wild Bill’s death caught red-handed on the streets of Deadwood and tried before a jury of his peers - witness the infamous trial of the man who killed Wild Bill Hickok. 7:35 p.m. The historic “Capture of Jack McCall” - In front of the Saloon No. 10

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7:45 p.m. The Dover Brothers Pre-Trial Old-thyme Musical Show - don’t miss this hilarious, old-thyme musical prelude to the “Trial of Jack McCall” - Inside the Masonic Temple 8 p.m. The legendary “Trial of Jack McCall,” the internationally-renowned, longest running Old West stage show in the world. - Inside the Masonic Temple Monday through Saturday May 28 through Labor Day Masonic Temple, 715 Main St. ph. 1-605-578-1876 ph. 1-800-999-1876 General admission prices for

“Trial” are: $6, adults, $5, seniors, $3, children ages 5-15. Advance tickets are highly suggested but usually not a necessity.

Historical Main Street shootouts and other Deadwood Alive! Performances Get ready for gunfights in the streets, a tale or two from Calamity Jane and even an Old West medicine show, as the Deadwood Alive! Theatre troupe hits the bricks to bring Deadwood history to life. Monday through Saturday May 28 through Labor Day Various Main Street locations, and times as indicated below All street shows are admission free. 1:45 p.m. “Calamity Jane’s ‘True’ Tales” - Under the portico at Tin Lizzie 2 p.m. Shootout, “David Lunt Affair” - In front of Tin Lizzie 2:30 p.m. An Old West card

game for kids and “The Dover Brothers Old-thyme Musical Show” - Both shows in front of Mustang Sally’s 3:30 p.m. “Dr. Stan Dupp’s Medicine Show” - It’s hilarious! - In front of Mustang Sally’s 4 p.m. Shootout, “The Turkey Creek Altercation” - exciting, true history - In front of the Celebrity Hotel/Oyster Bay 4:30 p.m. “The Colorado Charlie Utter Show” - a great blend of old Deadwood history and acoustic period music by the Dover Brothers. - Indoors, inside the Bullock Hotel 5:45 p.m. “Calamity Jane’s ‘True’ Tales” - On the steps of the Franklin Hotel 6 p.m. Shootout, “The Boone May/ Prescott Web Altercation” - amazing, true Deadwood history colorfully comes alive - In front of the Silverado-Franklin Hotel n

See history come alive with the shooting of Wild Bill Hickok daily May through October at Saloon No. 10 on Deadwood’s Historic Main Street. Pioneer photo by Jaci Conrad Pearson

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white-side up and is on a number, wait for the series to end and then place your bet (chips) on the Pass Line area of the layout directly in front of you. (This is how the dealers know which bet belongs to which player.) Once a Pass Line bet is down it cannot be removed. Shooting Players take turns being the shooter, going from one player to the next in a clockwise direction around the table. You can pass on being a shooter if you wish, but who knows, you could have the hot hand! When it is your turn to be the shooter, the “stick man” pushes four to six dice in front of you. You select two of the dice and he retrieves the remaining ones. Only use one hand when handling the dice. (If you use two hands they fear you may be switching dice and will force you to re-select from new dice.) Throw the dice to the opposite end of the table. The dice must hit the end wall and bounce back in order to be a valid roll. Also, you must have a Pass Line bet down in order to shoot. Craps Play Tips Craps offers players some of the best odds in the house. The Pass Line bet only has a house edge of 1.414 percent. If you put down “double odds” with your Pass Line bet the house’s edge drops to .606 percent. Compare that to the house edge of 5.3 percent for roulette and about 1.5 percent for blackjack (when you use the basic strategy in a multi-deck game). This all may seem like a lot to digest all at once but once you go through a couple series you’ll find it’s really easy. To summarize: • Make sure the shooter is not about


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to throw the dice and put your money down on the table in front of the dealer and ask for chips. • If the current shooter has a point established (look for the buck white-side-up on a number) wait for the series to end by the shooter either making their point or rolling a 7. • Put your bet down on the Pass Line in front of you. • On the come-out roll; 7,11 wins; 2,3,12 loses; 4,5,6,8,9,10 are points. • If a point is established, point number before 7 wins; 7 before point number loses.

Roulette The game of roulette is a simple game to play, there are very few rules you have to remember, and it is simply the player versus the house, so the other players at the roulette table have no bearing on the outcome of your bets. To begin, you will be given chips to play with after handing over how much you want to bet in this session. Once you have your chips, you have to decide on what you want to be on. There are lots of different bets for you to bet on when playing roulette and each one has their own rule attached to them. Bets One number: The ball has to land on the one number you have a chip on. You can bet on as many numbers as you like on the table, and if the ball lands on it, you get 35 times your stake as winnings. If the ball

lands on a number you don’t have a chip on, your bet loses. Split: Place your chip on the line between two adjacent numbers (such as 1&4 or 34&35), and you have covered them both. Effectively, your stake is split on each number. If the ball lands on either number, your bet wins and you win 17 times your stake back. If the ball lands on a number that you haven’t covered in your split bets, your bet loses. You can bet on as many splits as you want on the table. Street: A street bet is a bet that covers three numbers on a row. So, that could be 1, 2 and 3, or 10, 11 & 12 or any of those rows. You place your chip at the edge of each row you want to cover, splitting your stake between each number, essentially, and if the ball lands on any of those numbers, your bet wins. If the ball lands on any number you have not covered, you lose. You can bet on as many rows as you want. Corner: A corner bet is a bet that covers four numbers that have boxes with corners that meet. An example of this would be 1, 2, 4 and 5. This means your stake is effectively split between four numbers. Place your chip where all four numbers meet in the middle. If the ball lands on any of the four numbers in the square of numbers, your bet wins. If the ball lands on a number whose corner you haven’t covered, your bet loses. Six Line: A six-line bet is very similar to a street bet, but it covers two adjacent rows. So, it would be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, or it could be 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. You can bet on as many six lines as you like, splitting your stake between all six numbers. To bet on a six line, you place your chip at the edge of both rows, where they meet at the corner. If the balls lands in any of the numbers on

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your six-line bet, you win. If the ball lands elsewhere, your bet loses. Column: A column bet is a bet that is on a column of number. The roulette table is split into three rows, and you can be on any of them, two of them, or if you’re determined to lose money in the long run, you can bet on them all. Place your chip in the box at the bottom of the column you want to bet on. Your bet covers 12 numbers, and you win if the ball lands on any of the numbers in the column you have bet on. If the number the ball lands on is in another column, your bet loses. Dozens: You can bet on a specified dozen of numbers– 1-12, 13-24 or 25-36. Each dozen has a specified box on the roulette table, and to bet on one, you place your chip inside it. You can bet on one dozen, two dozen, or again, if you’re determined to lose money, you can bet on all three. If the number the ball lands in is in your dozen numbers, your bet wins. If it’s in a dozen that you have not covered, your bet loses. Odd/Even: You can also bet on the number the ball lands on being odd or even. Both have set boxes on the table to bet on, and to bet on it you place your chip in the relevant box. You can bet on both if you want, but I would not advise it. If you bet on odd and the ball lands on an odd number, you win. The same applies to a bet on the even numbers. If you bet on odd and the number is even, you lose. Again, the same applies if you bet on an even number. Red/Black: As well as being able to bet on the number being odd and even, you can also bet on whether the number will be red or black. Each number has a color assigned to it – 18 numbers are red and 18 are black. Like the odd/even bet, red and black bets have their own boxes on the roulette table, usually with a block of the color in it. If you want to bet on red, put your chip in the red box, and put them in the black box if you want to bet on black. If the number the ball lands in has the color that corresponds to your bet, you win. And if it lands in the other color, you lose. 1-18/19-36: The other 50/50 bet you can have on the roulette table is on the first half or second half. Again, like the other 50/50 bets, they have designated boxes on the roulette table, and to bet on them, you simply put your chip in the relevant box. You can bet on the numbers 1-18 inclusive or the numbers 19-36 inclusive. If the number the ball lands on falls in your set of numbers, you win. If they fall in the other set, your bet

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loses. And really, those are the main rules to remember – if the ball lands on a number you have covered, you win. If it doesn’t, you don’t. The only other thing to remember is that you have to put your bets on in a timely manner. You can place your bets once the table has been cleared of the previous spin’s bets, and you can place them until the dealer says “No more bets,” or something similar. You should also note the table’s minimum and maximum bets, known as “table limits”. You cannot bet less than the table’s minimum, and you cannot bet any more than the table maximum. Roulette: the basics Roulette is an easy game to understand and play, which is why it is so popular worldwide. There are different variations of roulette, but they all share the same basic rules. The dealer, also known as “The Croupier,” takes care of all aspects of the game from the spinning of the wheel to the collection of losing bets, and the payouts of winning ones. Each table will have a minimum and maximum bet amount, these represent the lowest and highest amount you’re allowed to bet each spin. Some tables have different minimum and maximum depending on if you’re betting inside or outside, inside being any numbers (0,00,1-36), outside being everything else. Roulette chips are different than normal casino chips due to the fact the player determines the value of their chips, usually the table minimum, and each player has the own color of chip. The Croupier spins the wheel in one direction and rolls the ball in the other, eventually the ball will lose momentum and fall into one of the marked slots on the wheel. You can place bets up until the croupier announces, “No more bets” at which point you cannot place anymore bets and it is just a matter of waiting to see where the ball landed and seeing how you made out. The croupier will place a marker on the winning number and payout accordingly. That’s pretty much all there is to it, see, I told you it was easy.

How to Play Keno Currently, only Cadillac Jacks and Tin Lizzie offer live electronic keno via a kiosk. The following games are available: Exacta Keno, Multiplier Keno, Golden 80 Keno Ball, Penny Keno, Keno Cloud and Speed Keno in the following formats: quick pick, multi-game, future games, play way tickets and play bonus games. Players can check their numbers from anywhere at or via live electronic screens in the casinos. To Play: Step One on the Keno Kiosk is to select any of the available games. Step Two is to choose the ticket type and select your numbers: Straight tickets manually pick your numbers; Way tickets are multiple tickets in one; Quick Pick allows the computer to choose the numbers for you; Patterns – Play any available keno pattern rather than specific numbers; Specials – Play the special 5-spot IRS Special, 16 Spot or 20 Spot to win big; House tickets – Choose from the list of customized keno tickets. Step Three is to select the bet amount and the number of games you would like to play. The number of games playable is from 1-999. You may play as many tickets on each game as you wish. The balls drawn for the game are the only official results of the game. n

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, Deadwood s Hwy 85 work in final months By Jaci Conrad Pearson Black Hills Pioneer The third and final phase of Deadwood’s Highway 85 reconstruction project geared back up this spring, with crews turning their attention to the final construction zone, which will first stretch from Walnut Street to Super 8 and ultimately on to the Highway 385 Junction. Anticipated activities include: surface removals from Walnut Street to Super 8, and two-inch milling of the Super 8 to campground section. Remaining surface removals from the campground to the Highway 385 intersection is anticipated in late May or early June; paving of this corridor is anticipated to begin in early July.


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The entire project stretches from Cemetery Street to the highway 385/85 intersection, is 1.5 miles in length, has a price tag of $14.3 million and an anticipated overall completion date of September. A gateway project adjacent to the Mickelson Trail will involve the installation of a parking area, outlook on Whitewood Creek and trail work on the Mickelson Trail. It will be developed into an area similar to a trailhead with restrooms, park benches, picnic tables and a viewing area. A 10-foot over-width restriction and 28-foot length restriction will be in place along a portion of Highway 85 during construction, with detours in place to accommodate truck traffic. Motorists can expect delays of

up to 15 minutes. Motorcyclists are urged to use extreme caution in the project zone due to loose gravel surface and rough road conditions. In the case of rainy weather, expect muddy road conditions and consider an alternate route. Traffic control will entail a pilot car with oneway traffic during daytime hours with up to 20 minute delays and two-way traffic overnight. Traffic will be reduced to one lane during daytime hours as necessary for worker safety. Construction will break during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and a six-day construction work week is likely. n

Construction will take place in Deadwood this summer. Pioneer photo by Jaci Conrad Pearson

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Sights & Sounds Attractions in and around Deadwood

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

2 Mt. Moriah Rd., Deadwood (605) 578-2600 The Mt. Moriah Cemetery was established in 1877-1878, because of the ever-increasing demands on the Ingleside Cemetery, which was down the hill. Mt. Moriah has numerous sections: Photo courtesy South Dakota Tourism Chinese, Jewish, Masonic, Potters Fields and Civil War Veterans section called War Memorial. Some of the well-known residents are: James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok, John “Potato Creek Johnny” Perrett, Martha “Calamity Jane” Canary, Henry Weston “Preacher Smith” Smith, Seth Bullock and W.E. Adams. Please remember that Mt. Moriah is first and foremost a cemetery, it should be afforded the respect any final resting place of the dead deserves. Memorial Day to Mid-October Hours: Open Daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Winter Hours: Open with limited maintenance

Adams Museum

54 Sherman St., Deadwood (605) 578-1714 The Adams Museum once served as a cabinet of curiosities but has evolved into the premiere history museum in the Photo courtesy Deadwood History Black Hills. Featuring a collection of artwork and artifacts reflecting the natural history and pioneer past of the northern Black Hills., the museum was founded by W.E. Adams in 1930. Step


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into the past and discover a rare plesiosaur, the mysterious Thoen Stone, impressive collections of paintings, guns, photographs, minerals and Native American artifacts. Winter Hours (through April): Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and winter holidays. Summer Hours (May-September): Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Days of ‘76 Museum 18 Seventy Six Dr., Deadwood

(Adjacent to the Days of ‘76 Rodeo arena)

(605) 578-1657 The Days of ‘76 Museum began informally, as a repository for the horse drawn wagons and stagecoaches, carriages, clothPhoto courtesy Deadwood History ing, memorabilia, and archives generated by the Days of ‘76 Celebration. The newly constructed 32,000-square-foot museum is home to collections of Western and American Indian artifacts, archives, photos and artwork. It houses one of the nation’s most significant collections of American Western history. The four important collections are Wagons & Vehicles, Rodeo Collection, Clothing Collection and Clowser Collection. Winter Hours (through April): Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and winter holidays. Summer Hours (May-September): Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Historic Adams House

22 Van Buren Ave., Deadwood (605) 578-3724 The Adams House recounts the real tragedies and triumphs of two of the community’s

founding families. Following the death of W. E Adams in 1934, his second wife closed the house. For a half-century, time stood still, nothing was moved. Painstakingly restored Photo courtesy Deadwood History and preserved by leading experts in historic preservation, the Adams House was reopened to the public in 2000, revealing a time capsule in a place where legends still live. Tour rooms and grounds of this elegant Victorian mansion and learn why it was once Deadwood’s social center. October and April Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last tour of the day is at 4 p.m. Closed Mondays Summer Hours (May-September): Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last tour of the day is at 5 p.m. Winter Hours: Closed Nov.-March. Open for specialty tours and group tours.

Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center

150 Sherman St., Deadwood (605) 722-4800 The Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) houses, preserves, and provides public access to one of the nation’s largest collection of Black Hills archival materials. Dating from the 1870s to the present, these materials provide the visitor with a better understanding and appreciation of the people, places, and events that shaped the unique history of the Black Hills. The extensive collection includes historic photographs, maps, legal correspondence and documents, city directories, personal diaries and journals, gold exploration and production reports, business ledgers and records, and many other interesting historic materials. Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

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Broken Boot Gold Mine

1200 Pioneer Way, Deadwood (605) 578-1876 In the spring of 1876, the call of GOLD led a flood of miners, merchants, muleskinners and madams to sweep into Deadwood Gulch. The intriguing story of one of America’s last great gold rushes comes to life at Deadwood’s Broken Boot Gold Mine, established in 1878. The mine sat vacant for thirty-six years. In 1954, a group of Deadwood businessmen re-opened it as a tourist attraction. Step into the Black Hills best underground mine tour and return to a time when the powerful punch of a miner’s pick and the roaring boom of another dynamite blast signaled the ongoing search for the richest veins of gold on Earth. Hours: Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Trial of Jack McCall

Tickets can be purchased by calling (800) 344-8826 The Trial of Jack McCall has been performed in Deadwood since the mid1920s, making it Photo courtesy South Dakota Tourism one of nation’s longest running plays. The play is based on the actual trial which took place in the mining camp of Deadwood after Jack McCall murdered James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok. This is a family-friendly show where the selected members of the audience participate in the performance serving as jurors in the trial. May 23-September 7 – Mondays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m. – Shooting of Wilf Bill and the Capture of Jack McCAll, Main Street in front of Old Style Saloon #10

7:45 p.m. – Dover Brothers at the Historic Masonic Temple Theatre 8:00 p.m. – Trial held at Historic Masonic Temple Theatre, 715 Main Street.

George S. Mickelson Trail

11361 Nevada Gulch Rd., Lead (605) 584-3896 The 109-mile-long Mickelson Trail follows the historic Deadwood to Edgemont Burlington Northern rail line and contains more than 100 converted railroad bridges and 4 rock tunnels. South Dakota’s first rails to trails project is enjoyed by bicyclists, hikers and horseback riders. Its gentle slopes and easy access allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills. There are 15 trailheads, all of which offer parking, self-sale trail pass stations, vault toilets, and tables.

Black Hills Mining Museum

323 W. Main St., Lead (605)584-1605 Share the thrill experienced by the old time prospectrs by panning your own GOLD! Walk through time with “miner” tour guides in timbered passages of a simulated underground gold mine. View historic maiing artifacts and local history exhibits. This museum includes a historic video presentation of mining in the Black Hills, a gift shop with Gold Panning Books and Supplies and much more. Winter Hours: By reservation only by calling (605) 722-4875 or (605) 584-1326 Summer Hours: May-September 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Deadwood Alive Shows

(800) 344-8826 Fall (through November) performances on Fridays and Saturdays, except during Oktoberfest Oct. 2-3 and Deadweird Oct. 30-31. Schedule is: 1 & 3 p.m. Colorado Charlie's Walking Tour of Deadwood's Historic Main Street; 2 I& 4 p.m. The Legends of Old Deadwood.

Historic Homestake Opera House

313 W. Main St., Lead (605)584-2067 This incredible building was constructed in 1914, and boasted a theater that sat 1,000 people and also housed a swimming pool, billiard hall, library, bowling alley, smoking room, and social hall. It was built by Homestake Mining Company superintendent, Thomas Grier, and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, widow of mining magnate George Hearst, the owner of Homestake Mining Company. It was the heart of the mining town of Lead for 70 years. In 1984, the theater was nearly destroyed by fire- and it sat empty for 11 years. In 1998, work on restoration and structural improvements began. In 2008, the first community theatre production in 25 years was celebrated by the Gold Camp Players. All year round this venue features tours, concerts, theatre, educational field trips and presentations, and corporate events while restoration continues throughout the building as funding becomes available.

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Sights and Sounds... Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

160 W. Main St., Lead (605) 584-3110 The exhibit hall has exciting information about Sanford Underground Research Facility and the history of Homestake. Exhibits include photographs, videos, science & mine artifacts, and a 3D model of the underground- from the surface down to the 8,000 ft. level! From our deck, view the 1,000-footdeep Open Cut. Tours include a trip through historic Lead and a surface tour of Sanford Lab. In the Yates room, you’ll see hoists that have been in operation since 1939. You’ll learn a little bit about the mining process and the state-of-theart Waste Water Treatment Plant designed by Homestake. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Summer Tours: June-September at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

High Plains Western Heritage Center

825 Heritage Dr., Spearfish (605) 642-9378 The High Plains Western Heritage Center was founded to honor the old west pioneers and Native American of five states. This museum features western art, artifacts and memorabilia. It houses the completely restored “original” Spearfish to Deadwood Stagecoach that was bought in 1890 and last ran in 1913. A 200-seat theatre features many historic programs, entertainment, and special events. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Historic Matthews Opera House & Arts Center

612 Main St., Spearfish (605) 642-7973 Back in 1906, the new Matthews Opera House was the center for entertainment in the Northern Hills, hosting touring companies and vaudevillians. Time seems to have stood still, for today the ornate woodwork, the murals and the brightly painted advertising on the art curtain are throw-backs to the turn-of-the century. Built by a wealthy Wyoming cattleman, the original “cost of the opera house was no less than $25,000!” Currently, The Matthews consists of a fine arts gallery with 48 regional artists and upstairs, the theatre continues to provide community plays, national performance acts and music concerts. Art Gallery Hours: 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

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Deadwood’s Days of ‘76 wins 16th straight Rodeo of the Year award

By Mark Watson Black Hills Pioneer

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Days of ’76 rodeo once again was selected as the best PRCA Medium Rodeo of the Year Dec. 2, 2015. The announcement came at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s National Convention at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev. For 93 years the annual rodeo has thrilled the Deadwood crowd. It has received honors of best medium rodeo since 2004, and prior to that, the July rodeo won the PRCA Small Rodeo of the Year four times. Additionally, it has received honors of Badlands Circuit Rodeo of the year.

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, Days of 76 Museum follows first , 50 years of Deadwood s history By Jaci Conrad Pearson Black Hills Pioneer With more than 1,500 artifacts currently on display, including 100 rifles and nearly 50 horse-drawn vehicles, not to mention hundreds of photographs and historical documents, the Days of ‘76 Museum celebrates the first 50 years of Deadwood’s history, a rough and tumble time in the Wild West city. The Days of ’76 name comes from the annual Days of ’76 celebration that began in 1924. The celebration was given this name to honor the origins of the city with the Gold Rush, which was in full force by 1876. “The name points to the centrality of this celebration in Deadwood’s preservation efforts,” said Darrel Nelson, Deadwood History exhibits director. Opened to the public in June 2012, Deadwood’s newest museum uses its four major collections to follow the first five decades of Deadwood’s past; from the discovery of gold in 1874 to the beginning of the Days of ’76 festivities in 1924. The exhibits include important events

that grew from this time and are still active: the Days of ’76 Rodeo and the Days of ’76 Parade. Nelson said the core message of the Days of ‘76 Museum is the vitality of Deadwood’s story, and, by extension, history in general. “The exhibits are intended to make the past come alive and to put the visitor into the world of the story through touchable exhibits and interactive features,” Nelson said. The museum began as a presentation of four separate collections: the carriage collection; the Clowser collection; the rodeo collection and the parade collection. “The entire museum is transitioning into one overall narrative that unifies the themes of the four collections,” Nelson explained. “The new narrative follows the story of Deadwood for its first 50 years and highlights the role each collection makes in that story. The most developed parts of the new narrative include Change on the Range, the unique Firearms exhibit, You Ain’t Nothin’ Yet: Deadwood and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.” “The Days of ’76 Museum building is a modern building with a lot of flexible interior space,” Nelson said. “The changes in the carriage gallery will make this area a touchable exhibit, the size of a whole museum floor. In the lobby of this exhibit will be play/interactive stations, all based on themes in the gallery and each invented on site (i.e. available in no other museum). Similarly, every exhibit area on the main floor will eventually feature a family-friendly activity derived from the

themes of that area, all unique to the Days of ’76 Museum.” Several artifacts and experiences in the museum are one-of-a-kind rarities, with elements that are ever-changing. The carriage collection is unique in that all of the historic horse-drawn vehicles can be seen and touched. “Most are used every year in the parade. Several are so rare they are not allowed to go out any longer, such as a Deadwood stagecoach, a restored Studebaker phaeton carriage, and a luxurious Landau carriage consisting of all original materials,” Nelson said. One exhibit area is a recreation of former local businessman Don Clowser’s “Deadwood Trading Post.” “It features all manner of historic curiosities, oddities and rare finds,” Nelson said. “A number of artifacts in the Native American section of the Clowser collection are one of a kind, including the Crow Dog shotgun and a breastplate made from cartridges collected after the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation.” “Unique artifacts come into the collections on a regular basis and will find their way into exhibits,” Nelson said. “From the perspective of exhibit planning and visitor participation, the Days building is all potential. The collections are not the most extensive and the annual budget has clear parameters. But how the story is told can be, will be, second to none.” n

The Days of ‘76 carriage collection is unique in that all of its historic horse-drawn vehicles can be seen and touched. Pioneer photo by Jaci Conrad Pearson

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Best Western Hickok House 137 Charles St., Deadwood, 605-578-1611 Black Hills Inn & Suites 206 Mountain Shadow Ln. South, Deadwood, 605-578-7791 v Blackstone Lodge & Suites 395 Glendale Dr., Lead, 605-584-2000 The Branch House at Celebrity Hotel 633 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1745 Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid Luxury Suites 57 Cherman St., Deadwood, 605-343-8126 Cadillac Jacks Hotel & Casino 360 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1500 Cedar Wood Inn 103 Charles St., Deadwood, 605-578-2725 Celebrity Hotel 629 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1909 v Cheyenne Crossing 21415 US Hwy. 14A, Lead, 605-584-3510 Comfort Inn & Suites 225 Cliff St., Deadwood, 605-578-7550 Deadwood Connections 800-240-3735 Deadwood Dick’s Hotel & Suites 55 Sherman St., Deadwood, 605-578-3224 v Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort 304 Cliff St., Deadwood, 605-578-1294 v Deadwood KOA Campground 11484 US Hwy. 14A, Deadwood, 800-562-0846 v Deadwood Mountain Grand-A Holiday Inn Resort 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, 605-559-0386 Deadwood Station Bunkhouse & Gaming Hall 68 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-3476 Executive Lodging of the Black Hills 11842 US Hwy 14A, Deadwood, 866-370-3555 v First Gold Hotel & Gaming 270 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-9777 Gold Country Inn 801 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2393 Hampton Inn at Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort 531 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1893 Hickok’s Hotel & Casino 685 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2222 Historic Bullock Hotel 633 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1745 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 22 Lee St., Deadwood, 605-578-3330 The Hotel at Gold Dust 25 Lee St., Deadwood, 605-559-1400 Iron Horse Inn Deadwood 27 Deadwood St., Deadwood, 605-717-7530 v The Lodge at Deadwood Gaming Resort 100 Pine Crest Ln., Deadwood, 605-584-4800 Martin & Mason Hotel 33 Deadwood St., Deadwood, 605-722-3456 v Mineral Palace Hotel & Gaming Complex 601 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2036 Silverado Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Complex 700 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-3670 Spearfish Canyon Lodge 10619 Roughlock Falls Rd., Lead, 605-584-3435, 877-975-6343 Springhill Suites by Marriott 322 Main St., Deadwood, 605-559-1600 Super 8 Deadwood 196 Cliff St., Deadwood, 605-578-2535 Thunder Cove Inn 311 Cliff St., Deadwood, 605-578-3045, 800-209-7361 v Whistler Gulch Campground 235 Cliff St., Deadwood, 800-704-7139

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side from images of the Black Hills gold rush and the Sioux Indian wars, Deadwood is famed in the public’s mind as the place where “Wild Bill” Hickok was murdered while playing poker in Saloon No. 10, holding the “Deadman’s Hand” of aces, eights and the nine of diamonds. Hickok joined a flood of miners, shopkeepers, prostitutes, card players, bunco artists and outlaws invading the raw and just-formed Wild Bill Hickok town of Deadwood in June of 1876. His intent was to separate prospectors and miners from their gold – not at the point of a gun, but at the poker tables with a winning hand and two pistols at hand for any sore losers in the bunch. Hickok was a newlywed with a wife to support. His bride, the former Mrs. Agnes Thatcher, was waiting for him back in Cheyenne. Hickok had a couple of habits that served him well in the rowdy bars of the West. He’d pour his drinks with is left hand, leaving his best gun hand at the ready. When gambling he wanted to sit with his back to a wall. On August 2, 1876, during a card game in the No. 10 Saloon, Hickok walked in and noticed a poker game was in progress, but the only empty seat at the table faced away from the saloon’s doorway. Hickok failed to persuade others at the table to trade seats with him, then decided to take the open seat. Hickok never saw a loafer named Jack McCall walk up within three feet, pull a .45 out of his coat and pull the trigger. Hickok spilled his hand – pairs of black aces and eights – known forevermore as “Deadman’s Hand.” Quickly apprehended, McCall said he’d killed Hickok because “Wild Bill” had killed his brother, a miners’ court figured that was an acceptable defense and let him go. The drunken McCall just couldn’t keep his mouth shut about the killing. He bragged one too many times that he’d killed Hickok and was arrested, tried in Yankton and hung on March 1, 1877.



eth Bullock is a notable Westerner, not only here in the Black Hills, but in Montana and Wyoming as well. Before coming to Deadwood, Bullock was a member of the 1871 Territorial Senate of Montana, during which he introduced a resolution calling upon the U.S. Congress to set aside Yellowstone as the nation’s first national park. The measure was approved and Yellowstone National Park was created in 1872.


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Bullock entered into partnership with Sol Star in the hardware business in Helena, Mont. And the two ventured to Deadwood in 1876 and opened a highly successful hardware store in the booming gold camp. The hardware store was remodeled and turned in to the historic Bullock Hotel, with luxury accommodations for those days. The murder of Wild Bill Hickok sparked a loud demand for law and order and Bullock was quickly tapped to serve as the Seth Bullock town’s first sheriff. Bullock was soon appointed as the first U.S. Marshal of the Dakota Territory. He ranched on the Belle Fourche River and was the first in the territory to plant alfalfa. His leadership led to building a federal fish hatchery for the Black Hills, in Spearfish. Bullock founded the town of Belle Fourche A lifelong friend of Theodore Roosevelt from the 1890’s Bullock was appointed by “Teddy” as the first Forest Supervisor of the Black Hills Forest Reserve, predecessor of today’s Black Hills National Forest. Roosevelt’s death in 1919 shattered Bullock. Despite his own frail condition, Bullock quickly built the Roosevelt Monument on Mt. Roosevelt across the Gulch from Mt. Moriah. Months later Bullock died of cancer at the age of 70 and was buried, at his request, on the hill-side above Mt. Moriah.



alamity Jane was born Martha Jane Canary near Princeton, Missouri, in 1852. She was married a number of times and had a daughter about whom little is known. Noted for dressing, most of the time, in men’s clothing and for wild behavior, she was also known by the early miners and settlers for her kind and generous nature. She was the lady bullwhacker whose language was so strong that brave men feared it more than her gun – which nearly always hit its mark. Calamity Jane came to Deadwood during the spring of 1876. The gulch region became her permanent home for the rest of her life, although she ventured elsewhere many times. She whooped it up with the prospectors and the gamblers on nearly a nightly basis in the saloons and gambling halls. She always got what she wanted, a sack of groceries for a sick miner or a ticket home for a wayward saloon girl … all at the point of a gun. Calamity Jane was said to be in love with Wild Bill Hickok. Maybe she was, but the romance was apparently one-sided. Wild Bill never strayed and never forgot the lovely Agnes, his bride of Spring/Summer 2016

only a few weeks whom he had left in Cheyenne before traveling to Deadwood to seek his fortune in the gold rush. When smallpox broke out in the Deadwood gold mine camp, she devoted herself to caring for the sick men. Many a pock-marked old man of the Black Hills in later years called her “an angel”. Every person who knew her told a different story about her. She was good and kind, she took care of the less fortunate, she was drunk and disorderly, she was a renegade, but none ever said she stole or committed a serious crime. Calamity Jane The end came for Calamity Jane in a boarding house in Terry, an upper Hills mining camp. A combination of pneumonia and alcoholism carried her off on August 1, 1903. Her funeral was the largest ever held in Deadwood. One writer declared that “10,000 persons with not one mourner among them” attended the funeral. She was buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, as was her request, beside Wild Bill, forever close to him in death but never in life.



olorado” Charlie Utter is known locally as a good friend to “Wild Bill” Hickok. Indeed, Utter saw to it that his good “pard” was properly buried. A notice was posted around town, alerting citizens that funeral services would be held “at Charlie Utter’s camp on Thursday afternoon, August 3, l876, at three o’clock p.m. All are respectfully invited to attend.” Utter even wrote Hickok’s epitaph for a grave marker. It seemed like the least he could Charlie Utter do, seeing as how Utter brought Hickok to the Black Hills. Utter organized a wagon train in Georgetown, Colorado, which swung through Cheyenne, Wyoming, on the way to the gold strike. That’s where Hickok joined the wagon train. A Colorado newspaper described Utter as a “courageous little man” wearing fringed leggings and coat, and sporting gold and silver decorated revolvers. After Hickok’s murder, Utter re-


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portedly turned his entrepreneurial spirit to letter and freight delivery, mining and gambling. The Lead newspaper “Black Hills Times,” on June 24, 1879 reported: “Charlie Utter, nuisance, keeping a dance house. To Mr. Utter the Court delivered a very severe lecture, condemning all such practices in unmeasured terms. But in consideration that Mr. Utter had closed the place (Judge Moody) sentenced him to one hour’s confinement and a fifty dollar fine and costs.” Utter departed Deadwood after a fire swept through and destroyed much of the town on September 26, 1879. He was later rumored to be practicing medicine in Panama.


otato Creek Johnny” or Johnny Perrett, was one of the Old West’s most respected and peaceable men. Full grown, the Welshman stood an impish 4 foot, 3 inches. He searched the West for adventure and dabbled in many pursuits before settling down to prospecting. Potato Creek Johnny staked his claim in Deadwood’s Potato Creek. That’s where he stayed until his death in 1943. Johnny found what is believed “Potato Creek to be the largest gold nugget Johnny” prospected in the Black Hills. The nugget weighed 7.75 ounces. He sold the nugget to W.E. Adams, and a replica is on display at Deadwood’s Adams Museum – the real nugget safely tucked away in storage. Johnny became a local and national hero, loved for his warm personality and magical way with children. He was a favorite of all those who visited his diggings or met him on the streets of Deadwood. After dying at the age of 77 after a short illness, his body was buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, near Wild Bill and Calamity Jane. When his funeral procession rolled past the Adams Museum, the carillon chimes tolled 77 times.


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Memorial Day - Labor Day Sunday-Thursday: 7 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday: 7 a.m. - 3 a.m. September Sunday-Thursday: 7 a.m. - Midnight Friday & Saturday: 7 a.m. - 3 a.m. October - May Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - Midnight Friday & Saturday: 7 a.m. - 3 a.m. Sunday: 7 a.m. - Midnight Trolleys run at regular intervals between all hotels, motels and other key points throughout Deadwood. Cost is $1.00 per ride. Hours are subject to change. The hourly trolley schedule is posted on the back of the Main Street Trolley stop signs.

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City of Deadwood Trolley Dept. 605-578-2622

The Days of ’76 rodeo won the PRCA Medium Rodeo of the Year award Dec. 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev. It marks the 16th consecutive year the rodeo has earned top honors in its category. Pioneer file photo

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“Number 16,” said Ted Thompson, a Days of ’76 rodeo committee member of the award. “It’s pretty humbling being judged by your peers and winning it 16 times. It’s quite an honor for the Days of ’76 and the community.” Thompson said he believes that the way the committee treats the contract personnel and the contestants is a big factor as to why the rodeo is so successful. “(Contestants) have been on the road all summer long and love to come to our rodeo and stay and vacation,” Thompson said. “We’re thankful for the community support, the city of Deadwood and what

the surrounding communities do for us as well as our local sponsors,” he added. Days of ‘76 Committee members, including 2015 Chairman Jim Mattson and 2016 Chairman Ron Burns, both of Deadwood, were on hand to accept the award. Nominated alongside the Days of ‘76 in the Medium Outdoor Rodeo category for 2015 were rodeos in Estes Park, Colo.; Lufkin, Texas; Sidney, Iowa; and Stephenville, Texas. This coming year, the rodeo will hold its 94th annual event July 26-30 with five days of rodeo action along with two parades paying homage to Deadwood’s history. n

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