to the Sturgis Rally - crazy characters that were
Jane at Wild Bill Hickock's grave at Mt. Moriah Cemetery
in Deadwood. You can visit the same spot. Only, now
Calamity's permanently parked there, too.
Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane before the Sturgis
the Sturgis Rally as at other great events, there
And in the cemetery at the Mt Moriah Cemetery located
on the most scenic spot in Deadwood, there is a lesson.
I'm not sure what that lesson is, but here is the
Wild Bill's Pants at the Sturgis Rally
bit of Sturgis Rally prehistory:
Back in the 1800s Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickock
lived in Deadwood. And Calamity was interested in
Bill. Perhaps she wanted into his pants, I don't know.
Well yes I do know, she did.
But Wild Bill wouldn't have anything to do with it.
Maybe he wasn't keen on mating with a woman who tried
desperately hard to look like a man. Anyway, Wild
Bill got shot playing poker, as everyone knows.
Romance at the Sturgis Rally
Wild Bill gave up the game, Calamity spent a number
of years playing up her story of a romance between
the two Deadwood celebrities. They're even buried
together at Mt Moriah, which may not have helped the
romance, but at least it did help the tourism business
Now, people think Calamity and Wild Bill had a romance,
which they in fact did not.
from the Sturgis Rally
the only lesson from this is what Winston Churchill
noted when someone asked him how history would treat
him and the Second World War. He replied that he already
knew the answer to that, because he was going to be
the one who wrote that history, which he did. Two
big volumes, I think.
Now for some bizarre Sturgis Rally. It's probably
illegal, but quaffing brews while sitting by the graves
in Mt Moriah atop Deadwood on a night can be, well,
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