“Wild Bill” Hickok was gunned down while playing poker in this town in the Dakotas.
Deadwood. “Wild Bill” Hickok was gunned down while playing poker in Deadwood. Back in the days of the Old West, Deadwood, was known as the toughest town in the Dakotas–a spot once known for blood, beer and beautiful upstairs girls. Today, after nearly folding its hand and calling it quits, Deadwood is reborn–not as violent Western boom town, but as a mecca for small stakes gambling and as a shrine to Wild West legends.