Monday, March 9, 2009

Deadwood, South Dakota: Saloon #10

This is where it became bad luck to hold a poker hand of a pair of aces and a pair of eights -- the dead man's hand.

The dead man in question is Wild Bill Hickok, who was gunned down here in 1876. That's the last time he'll sit with his back to the door. By the way, it also was his first. The place is a museum/bar, oddly enough, and the murder is recreated a few times a day for the tourists.

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