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.
Another magnificent "Images of the Past" segment by Brian Gevik with South Dakota Public Broadcasting and our very own, Jessica Michak. To hear the segment "Potato Creek Johnny & The PCJ Gold Nugget" visit http://www.sdpb.org/blogs/images-of-the-past/potato-creek-johnny-the-pcj-gold-nugget/
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.
William Russell, Alexander Majors (pictured) and William Waddell were the three founders of HI Pony Express and were already in the freighting business in the late with more than men, wagons and some oxen.
Sol Star - Born Solomon Star December 1840 Germany Died October 1917 (aged Deadwood, South Dakota Known for Early resident and entrepreneur of Deadwood, South Dakota. Portrayed by John Hawkes on Deadwood HBO.