“Deadwood gained its notoriety in the late 19th century as a lawless gold mining town. In 1874, General Custer led an expedition to the Black Hills territory owned by the Lakota. During his search, he found gold. This started the rush and Deadwood was formed in 1876. Within 6 months Deadwood’s population reached around 4,800 people.
“The town attained notoriety for the murder of Wild Bill Hickok.”