Deadwood has a colorful history. Filled with characters like Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. Deadwood started out as an illegal town in the late 18oo’s and continued to operate “under the radar,” until the last brothel was closed in 1980. Yes, that is correct, the last brothel closed in 1980… just about 30 years ago.
If you want to read about Deadwood’s exciting history pick up a copy of Raiding Deadwood’s Bad Lands written by local author and attorney Michael Trump. It is so fascinating to read about Deadwood’s past.