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Gunslinger's Last Hand at #10 Saloon

This small bar has been modernized. The first impression is one of a watering hole from the Old West, with barrel-vaulted chairs, round tables, turn-of-the-century memorabilia, busts of wildlife on every rafter, and sawdust on the floor. Along the left hand runs the bar counter with every thing you could possibly want to slake your thirst, or in old timer parlance "to cut the dust from your throat."

There are televisions here for those not wanting to reminisce or have a drink, and a restaurant upstairs (reasonable prices). In the next room is a host of slot machines, and even several in the main parlor.

This place is important as the spot where legendary gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok was shot in 1876. His mementos and those of Calamity Jane roughly line the wall where he was sitting when Jack McCall pulled the trigger that ended his life. The chair said to be occupied by Wild Bill rests in a small niche above the main door.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Authentic feel of an old time saloon
  • Cons:This is a re-creation of the bar according to town literature
  • In a nutshell:A detailed throwback to the frontier days
  • Last visit to Deadwood: Sep 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Aug 5, 2007 at 8:13 PM

    this is saloon number 10 but it is not really where hickok was shot it was down the street 10 feet below todays street level, the original saloon 10 burned down and was moved up the street in late 1800s

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2005 at 11:54 AM

    Have you watched the show Deadwood? Good tips!

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2004 at 5:31 PM

    Yes, I'm afraid that it was HBO that rekindled my interest in Deadwood as well.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2004 at 1:32 PM

    I love Deadwood - have been there twice and hope to take Karen back soon. Thanks for the memories and the good tips. Stephen

  • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2004 at 10:59 AM

    Thanks for the info, we have been thinking of going over that way someday.

  • Canadienne's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2003 at 8:23 PM

    Top Five? I reckon this page might end up with a No. 1 spot. . . :-)

  • shivan's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2003 at 2:10 AM

    nice page, Top 5 deserved. Hope I helped you

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2003 at 12:29 PM

    Cool -- you're right -- this SHOULD be on the Top Five list! Thanks, Greg


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