STORIES FROM A RECENT 3-month USA TRIP (shipped bike over from Australia)
I’m not sure where to start with this story … as it’s a mix of my motorbike adventure and my other world of writing, producing shows and artwork.
First up.. the rides around here are amazing. The Black Hills of South Dakoda are tremendous, everyone needs to visit this area.
But this town.. is THE BEST !!!
Deadwood became known for its lawlessness; murders were common, and justice for murders not always fair and impartial. The town attained further notoriety when gunman Wild Bill Hickok was killed on August 2, 1876. Both he and Calamity Jane were buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery.. The town quickly grew to an unofficial population of 5,000, but Deadwood's birth as a town and outpost was, in fact, illegal: the land had been granted to Native Americans in the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie.
In the late 1870s there were 200 men for every woman. So you can understand why the saloons and brothels did very well!! Another interesting trivia is many folk died from disease, gunshots, suicide etc.. when they didnt know what caused the death the term " God Knows" was formed and put on the death notices !!.
I loved the Deadwood series ( based loosely of historical fact ) and my bike is named Calamity Jane.. so this was a NO BRAINER place to visit.
As a writer, the series and movie named Deadwood is scripted so well and the language almost Shakespearean. If you haven’t yet seen it.. You MUST
I do artwork and have painted the portraits of all the characters from the series . Of which there are 2 in this post.. wild bill and calamity !!! You can see my work on Instagram @chriskeeble_art if you are interested.
And like my bike, my art is not for everyone, but it is what I am and what I like.
In Deadwood I also bumped into a couple of well-known content creators that being Brian of ‘Ride with two Indians’ and fellow Aussie Danny from ‘Million Dollar Bogan’. check them out !
I think I could live in Deadwood!