John Perrett aka "Potato Creek Johnny" immigrated from Wales in 1883 at the age of He made his way to Deadwood, South Dakota and is credited for finding the biggest gold nugget in history. The original nugget is kept in a safe deposit box at a bank.
As the two railroads were set to meet in Promontory Summit, Utah, on May Union Pacific Vice President Thomas C. Durant was stuck in his train. His car wheels had been chained to the tracks in Wyoming by a tie cutter crew demanding their back wages.
Historic Bullock Hotel Potato Creek Johnny, born John Perret, displays his famous gold nugget. The nugget is now in the Adams Museum in Deadwood. A replica is on display, the original is locked away but makes occasional special appearances.
August Frontiersman "Wild" Bill Hickok is shot from behind & killed while playing poker at a saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota. At the time he was holding a pair of black aces & a pair of black -- known as the dead man's hand
morgan-earp Deputy Morgan Earp is known for helping his brothers confront outlaw Cowboys in the Gunfight at the O. Corral in Many cowboys were out to kill Earp. The Cowboys eventually ambushed Earp and shot and killed him in the night.