Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vices of old Deadwood

Belle Fourche attorney Michael Trump offers a glimpse of Deadwood’s “Bad Lands” for the May program of the Spearfish Area Historical Society.

Trump will discuss his book “Raiding Deadwood’s Bad Lands: Its Illegal History of Prostitution and Gambling." It provides an incisive look at the colorful role that prostitution and gambling played in the historic gold-mining community that lured thousands of miners to the northern Black Hills in the 1870s.

Amazingly, the brothels of Deadwood have been closed only since 1980, but gambling has been revived with considerable flair.

Trump provides a superb factual chronology of Deadwood's brothel history – told in a fashion that’s sure to pique your curiosity even more.

The May meeting of the Spearfish Area Historical Society will take place – as always – at the Spearfish Senior Citizen’s Center on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Society meetings are open to the public free of charge, but all are encouraged to consider membership in our group. Sign up for SAHS MEMBERSHIP and enjoy the many fascinating programs offered every year!.