Monday, March 9, 2009
Deadwood, South Dakota: Wild Bill Hickok's Gravesite
"Wild Bill" Hickok (actually James Butler Hickok) is somewhat famous for being famous. He was a spy for the North in the Civil War, and was a U.S. Marshall in Abilene, Kansas in 1871. Hickok became part of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show in 1873.
Hickok was dramatically killed while playing poker in Deadwood. He's buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery overlooking the town, and is part of our Wild West folklore. The area has been disturbed over the years, so it's pretty well fenced in now.