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Deadwood

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Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. It is named after the dead trees found in its gulch. The population was 1,270 according to the 2010 census. The entire city is a National Historic Landmark District, for its well-preserved Gold Rush-era architecture.History19th centuryThe settlement of Deadwood began illegally in the 1870s on land which had been granted to American Indians in the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. The treaty had guaranteed ownership of the Black Hills to the Lakota people and land disputes were endemic, having reached the United States Supreme Court on several occasions. However, in 1874, Colonel George Armstrong Custer led an expedition into the Black Hills and announced the discovery of gold on French Creek near present-day Custer, South Dakota. This announcement triggered the Black Hills Gold Rush and gave rise to the new and lawless town of Deadwood, which quickly reached a population of around 5,000.
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Where to stay in Deadwood

Charming Deadwood has plenty to offer in terms of architectural and historical sightseeing, and it matches that with some fine accommodations in hotels occupying refurbished 19th-century buildings. Many properties offer loads of extras, including attached casinos and onsite pools. Look along the 85 to the north and south for more budget-friendly options, including motels.
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