Articles for tag: Deadwood, Wild Bill Hickok

Karla News

The History of the Dead Man’s Hand

It’s been a good poker game so far and you’re feeling fine. You scoop up the cards and look at them briefly, not wanting to give away anything to the other players. Suddenly in the back of your mind you feel a twitch, an uneasiness. You glance at the cards again and break out into ...

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Some “Wild West” Trivia

Let’s make this one a little more challenging and check out our knowledge of the “Wild West!” 1. Everyone has seen the “Old West” movies where the sheriff forms a “posse” to chase down the bad guys. What is the origin of the term “posse?” 2. How many shots were fired in the famous “Gunfight ...

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Calamity Jane Bio

The West: the words conjure up many emotions. Tall tales and legends spring into the mind. Hollywood and dime store fiction has created an image of the American “Wild West” that generations hold to be the truth. The Shootout at the OK corral, Custer’s last stand, and the exploits of Buffalo Bill have developed into ...

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Kansas: Fun Facts and Trivia

Mention America’s “Heartland,” and most of us think of Kansas right away. The state actually traces its name to the Kansa Indians, known as “people of the wind.” The land was first settled by Europeans in the 1830s. After a tug of war over whether the territory would enter the Union as a free or ...

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Historical Ghost Town of Deadwood, South Dakota, Has Something for Everyone

Today, Deadwood feels nothing like a ghost town. Walking down the street, visitors are greeted by packed restaurants, clinking slot machines and live music. The souvenir shops are numerous, and during the summer, crowds gather along the streets to watch staged shootouts. Located at the western end of South Dakota, Deadwood sits surrounded by the ...

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Famous Tombstone Epitaphs and Last Words

Final words, final thoughts, final epitaphs. Here are some from the famous. Perhaps you can’t take it with you, but a few have left them to be remembered by with their final words on stone. Here are a few that were left behind. Mel Blanc, “That’s all folks.” Jackie Gleason, “And away we go.” Gunfighter ...