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No. 9 mining Claims 14 and 15, below discovery, Deadwood Gulch, Miners running Sluice boxes,[1] c1876.[2]


01. Deadwood: The Golden Years (1981); Watson Parker, University of Nebraska Press

02. Amon Carter Museum of American Art (retrieved July 11, 2015)

03. The Conjectural Maverick, Maverick Trails

04. Maverick, Stampede (1957), Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.


Deadwood Gulch


Gulch rich in gold deposits in the Black Hills of Dakota Territory.[1]


Gold was discovered in Deadwood Gulch in the summer of 1875, leading to the establishment of the mining town of Deadwood in the spring of 1876. Named for the gulch's multitudes of dead, fallen pine trees.[1]



Stampede: In April of 1877,[3] Tony Cadiz billed Battling Kreuger as the Great Champion of Deadwood Gulch. When Bret Maverick beat Kreuger in a boxing match at the Golden Nugget Saloon in May, he was pronounced the new Champion of Deadwood Gulch by Marshal Hunt.[4]









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