Tuesday, 06 April 2004
Pix Of The Day: Deadwood Gulch Past And Present
CREDIT [L to R]: © AmericasLibrary.gov © CalamityRose.com
WHERE: Deadwood, South Dakota, USA. WHAT: the city then & now.
MAP: South Dakota and Deadwood. Thumbnail clicks  pop-up larger images.
Deadwood Gulch is one of those names that once heard passes into the personal gazetteer of places never to be forgotten, even if one's knowledge of its exact location is vague at best. Like the Last Chance Saloon, the Yellow Brick Road, and the Golden Spike, the line between myth and reality becomes blurred.
Historically in the Dakota Territory, but now in the state of South Dakota, the entire City of Deadwood makes up a single entry on the NHS [National Historic Register]. As an introduction, before we visit some of the legendary sites and people that make this place so interesting, we decided to show Deadwood old and new. Ed Gerken has a page of Black Hills mining historical pictures, with many more available on a CD. Nick Barlow has a gallery of photographs of modern Deadwood, taken when he passed this way researching a forthcoming book, which will use some of the emails he sent home. Other than now, no reference will be made to the HBO TV program.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)