The first book that comes to mind when thinking about Deadwood is “Deadwood: The Golden Years” by Paula McConahay. This book is a great history of the town, told through the lives of its residents. McConahay weaves together the stories of the town’s founding, its growth during the gold rush, and its decline after the mines played out. She introduces readers to a cast of colorful characters, both real and fictional, who make Deadwood come alive.
Another book that captures the spirit of Deadwood is “The Outlaw Trail: A History of Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch” by James D. Horan. This book tells the story of the notorious outlaws who terrorized the West in the late 1800s. Cassidy and his gang used Deadwood as a base of operations, and the town played a pivotal role in their crimes. Horan’s book is a fascinating look at the outlaws who terrorized the West and the town that was their home.
If you’re looking for a more light-hearted take on Deadwood, “The Deadwood Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from the Legendary Black Hills Mining Town” is a must-read. This cookbook features recipes from some of the town’s most famous establishments, as well as stories about the town’s history. Whether you’re looking to make a Deadwood-style steak or just want to learn more about the town, this cookbook is a great choice.
No matter what your interests are, there’s a book about Deadwood that’s sure to capture your imagination. These are just a few of the best books about this iconic Old West town.