First hand material on the famous frontier town, Deadwood, in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The story from the inside, of the years from coaching days, to the coming of the railroad, told by an old resident, brought there as a child, and growing up on the dividing line between the residential section and the ""bad lands"" -- haunt of prostitute and gunman. Personal reminiscences of a mushroom town as it appeared to a child and young girl. Anecdotal material of famous characters, Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickock, Sheriff Seth Bullock and others. A panorama of a nucleus of conservatism set against a backdrop of gambling dens, painted women, saloons, and haunts of the men who gave the Wild and Woolly West its reputation in fiction and fact. Grand reading, with a note of authenticity and a robust appreciation of the color and drama and humaness.