USA Tour on a Harley-Davidson: "Monday, 16 August 2010
Close Encounters, Prairie Dogs, The Occidental and Whoops!
On day 53 I left Deadwood where I had been staying as it is close to Sturgis. As you probably know, Deadwood is steeped in Cowboy legend. Colonel George Armstrong Custer led an expedition into the Hills and announced the discovery of gold in South Dakota. Custer's announcement triggered the Black Hills Gold Rush and gave rise to the lawless town of Deadwood. The town became famous for the murder of Wild Bill Hickock and he is buried nearby along with Calamity Jane in the nearby cemetery.
You can still see glimpses of the past, but most of the original buildings are gone...."