Weekly Photo Challenge: Spare Game

Wild Bill Hickok, Deadwood, South Dakota, Moriah Cemetery, coins

A few coins to spare?

Wild Bill Hickok, Deadwood, South Dakota, Moriah Cemetery, playing card in grass

Or perhaps a spare Ace??

Wild Bill Hickok, Deadwood, South Dakota, Moriah Cemetery

Wild Bill Hickok

“Wild Bill” Hickok was a legendary character from the Old West – a scout, lawman, gunfighter, and gambler. As the story goes, during a poker game at Saloon #10 in Deadwood, SD, the sniveling coward Jack McCall snuck up and shot Wild Bill in the back of the head. Hickok had arrived in Deadwood only a few weeks earlier, played a series of card games, and never in his life sat with his back to the door. Until that day. The hand of cards which Wild Bill supposedly held at the time of his death (black aces and eights) has become known as the “Dead Man’s Hand.”

You can visit Wild Bill’s grave and memorial at the Mount Moriah Cemetery, which sits on a hill overlooking Deadwood. Visitors leave spare change, playing cards, and other mementos on the memorial out of respect and as a token of good luck in their future gambles endeavors.

This week’s photo challenge is “spare.”

Happy weekend everyone!!

2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Spare Game

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