One Of The Most Famous Murders In The West Happened Right Here In South Dakota

The Black Hills of South Dakota has a rich Wild West history. The gold rush created little towns all throughout western South Dakota, and those towns quickly filled with people hoping to strike it rich. For awhile, the towns were full of gambling halls, saloons and brothels. Local sheriffs did their best to keep lawless thugs under control, but it was a wild, dangerous place to be in the late 1800s. One of the country’s most celebrated heroes was shot and killed right here in South Dakota.

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