The F***ing Facts

– Most of the show’s characters and stories are based on real people and events.

– Deadwood was given its name because of all the dead trees around the gulch in which the settlement was built around.

– Prostitution was legal in Deadwood until 1986.

– Deadwood is the first ever city to be placed on the National Register for the Historical Society. This was in the 1960s.

– “General George Custer, a great admirer of Wild Bill Hickok wrote: ‘Wild Bill was a strange character, add to this figure a costume blending the immaculate neatness of the dandy with the extravagant taste and style of a frontiersman, you have Wild Bill, the most famous scout on the Plains.'” (



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