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May 26, 1989 | LARRY GREEN and TRACY SHRYER, Times Staff Writers
The narrow, saloon-dotted Main Street, just two blocks long, is a shabby reminder that this gold-rush town was never a symbol of Midwestern wholesomeness. Deadwood and sin have been synonymous for over a century. Wild Bill Hickok was killed here while playing poker in 1876. Illegal slot machines operated in back rooms well into the 1970s. Calamity Jane, a "soiled dove" of the Old West, plied her trade here in the 1870s. Illegal brothels operated openly on Main Street until 1980.
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June 27, 2004 | Beverly Beyette
Perhaps you've been watching "Deadwood," the HBO series. Well, this town of 1,300 in the Black Hills is the genuine thing, where the real Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane hung out. Basking in its new celebrity -- and with the series (filmed in Santa Clarita) renewed for 2005 -- Deadwood is pumping up efforts to lure visitors, most recently by erecting a $150,000 block of Old West facades downtown, where most 1876-era buildings burned down long ago. "People ask, 'Where's old Deadwood?'
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TRAVEL
June 27, 2004 | Beverly Beyette
Perhaps you've been watching "Deadwood," the HBO series. Well, this town of 1,300 in the Black Hills is the genuine thing, where the real Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane hung out. Basking in its new celebrity -- and with the series (filmed in Santa Clarita) renewed for 2005 -- Deadwood is pumping up efforts to lure visitors, most recently by erecting a $150,000 block of Old West facades downtown, where most 1876-era buildings burned down long ago. "People ask, 'Where's old Deadwood?'
NEWS
May 26, 1989 | LARRY GREEN and TRACY SHRYER, Times Staff Writers
The narrow, saloon-dotted Main Street, just two blocks long, is a shabby reminder that this gold-rush town was never a symbol of Midwestern wholesomeness. Deadwood and sin have been synonymous for over a century. Wild Bill Hickok was killed here while playing poker in 1876. Illegal slot machines operated in back rooms well into the 1970s. Calamity Jane, a "soiled dove" of the Old West, plied her trade here in the 1870s. Illegal brothels operated openly on Main Street until 1980.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1996
Royal Casino Group, a Calabasas casino company, said it has completed the purchase of Goldiggers Casino in Deadwood, S.D., from Casino Magic as of June 12. Royal Casino is a small start-up company that has been striving to break into the business of operating medium-sized casinos in small markets. The company also has an agreement to develop a casino in Wyatt, Mo.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A Golden Suit: Actress Rue McClanahan, who plays Blanche DuBois on NBC's "The Golden Girls," is suing several people connected to a casino in Deadwood, S.D., for at least $1 million. In a lawsuit filed in Deadwood Circuit Court, McClanahan claims former casino owner John Caldwell and others connected with the casino, called Calamity Jane's, deceived her in business dealings. The lawsuit says the actress invested $125,000 in Calamity Jane's.
REAL ESTATE
June 3, 1990
South Pasadena has been placed on the 1990 list of America's 11 most endangered historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The planned completion of the Long Beach (710) Freeway through South Pasadena would cut through five National Register historic districts and destroy 1,500 houses, the Washington-based organization said. The other 10 places on the list: Antietam National Battlefield Park, Maryland; Columbus Landing Site, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; Deadwood (S.D.
TRAVEL
July 4, 2004
I was pleased to read Beverly Beyette's cover story about Deadwood, S.D. ("Set Your Watch to 1876," June 27). When I went on a road trip in 2000, I was one of those people who thought Deadwood would merely be an overnight stop between the Badlands and Black Hills and Yellowstone. I was pleasantly surprised by the town's late-1800s gold rush charms. It's still one of my favorite cities, and I'm glad to see it get recognition. For budget travelers going to Deadwood, I would add to the list of hotel choices the Penny Motel and Hostel, (877)
NEWS
April 12, 1989
Voters in Deadwood, S.D., the Black Hills town where Wild Bill Hickok was shot to death in a card game, approved a return to legalized gambling. City leaders hope games of chance will revive the economy and plan to use proceeds to restore historic buildings and public facilities. The measure to legalize poker, blackjack and slot machines received 690 votes to 230 votes against. Hickok, a U.S. marshal and frontiersman, was shot in the back of the head in 1876 during a poker game in a saloon called No. 10. Legend has it he was holding a pair each of aces and eights, known since as the "dead man's hand."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2003
Update: The Santa Monica College Foundation reports that recent anonymous donations of $1 million and $2 million have brought it just past the halfway point of its campaign to raise $15.7 million to build a performing arts facility on campus. Cop film: Sylvester Stallone is writing a film that will deal with corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department and involve the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, according to Daily Variety.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A small casino company with former Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca as one of its primary investors is seeking a Nevada gaming license. Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts is asking Nevada gaming regulators to approve its $25.5-million purchase of Stockman's Casino and Holiday Inn Express in Fallon, a town about 60 miles east of Reno. The Gaming Control Board is scheduled to take up the matter Wednesday in Las Vegas. Full House operates the Deadwood Gulch Resort in Deadwood, S.D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Sure, he's best known as the steely nerved Wild West lawman who faced down the bad guys at the O.K. Corral. But Wyatt Earp may have had a soft and sentimental side too. Brothers Keith and Brian Collins say they discovered Earp's personal photo album while picking through a Hesperia antique shop. Inside the worn, leather-bound album were more than two dozen tiny tintype and carte de visite pictures showing Earp as a child, a teenager and a young adult, they say. They say the album also contains photos of his mother and pictures of two of his three wives.
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