Deadwood from Primary Sources
June 3, 2019 10:41 AM Subscribe
A. W. Merrick really was a newsman, although maybe not an intrepid one. And the Black Hills Pioneer was a real newspaper. Digging through the papers archives, Matthew Dessem takes a look at the actual recorded exploits of Al Swearengen, E.B. Farnum, Seth Bullock, Sol Star, and others. Among the many fascinating revelations is that Deadwood (mercifully) leaves out a lot of historical blackface at the Gem Saloon.
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