Quick Fact – Renowned U.S. Gambling Towns


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Dead Mans Hand CR 72 dpi M

1870s

Three fledgling U.S. towns that boomed and evolved into gambling centers were:

Deadwood, South Dakota, where Wild Bill Hickok was killed while playing poker, immortalizing “dead man’s hand”

Leadville, Colorado, where Doc Holliday shot the former policeman, Billy Allen

Tombstone, Arizona, where the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral involving Virgil, Morgan and Wyatt Earp occurred

Photo from Pond5: “Old West Poker Skeleton; Dead Man’s Hand” by Atomazul

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