The Real People, Places and
Artist sketch of Deadwood
South Dakota Revealed' is a volunteer history and genealogy web
As an amateur historian, the remarkable story line of HBO's :
"Deadwood" television series prompted me to seek the
true history behind the people and places shown on my television
Many of the characters in the HBO mini-series were real people
including "Wild Bill" Hickok, "Calamity" Jane,
Seth Bullock, Sol Star, Rev. Smith, Charlie Utter, Al Swearengen,
and others. The historical facts do not not always match
up exactly with the HBO story line (such as the death of Preacher
Smith), but many times they do.
This is not a criticism of the HBO series, as the series was not
intended to be a 'documentary.' The Deadwood mini-series is a
fascinating tale of the early days of the Black Hills of South
Dakota, being loosely based on factual people and events.
I hope you enjoy the history, photographs and links provided here.
and yes, I'm a big fan of HBO: Deadwood !!!