2013, the town of Deadwood is located in South Dakota and
has a population of 1,380. In the 1870's, it was
simply known as a gold rush camp in the Dakota Territories.
That is the setting for the HBO series Deadwood. The
show involves many historical people, including Wyatt Earp,
Wild Bill Hickock, and Calamity Jane. In the 2013
Deadwood calendar above, you'll see some of these characters
and the actors. The stars of the show are Timothy
Olyphant, Ian McShane, and Molly Parker. Deadwood has
now complete three seasons and although it is fictional, it
does incorporate many known events. The calendar shows
many scenes from the drama. In the real town, an
outbreak of smallpox in 1876 killed off many of the people.
A fire in 1879 burned over 300 buildings and left the
Deadwood devastated. Also, a battle ended in Deadwood
between the Sioux Indians and the U.S Army. It was
known as The Horsemeat March because the soldiers were
forced to eat the horses for food.