Trial of Jack McCall
||About 50 miles
||An evening. Starts as
a shootout in the street. The
trial begins nightly at 7:30 p.m.
except Mondays during the summer tourist season.
Time To Go:
||As a trip to Deadwood during the
summer tourist season. Check for performance dates
||US16A & US16
to US385 to Deadwood
||Fun melodrama for all
|| As you may recall
from your dime-novel reading, Jack McCall was
the low-down dirty snake who shot Wild Bill Hickok
in the back. We
go into the historical accuracy of this nightly
Masonic Temple on Main Street. Let's just say that
it's about as
as the average Hollywood film.
But this trial is loads of fun.
By the way,
the last words of the real Jack
McCall were spoken to the sheriff as the
noose was being put around his neck before he was
hung: "Make it
Sheriff," is all he said. Maybe he wasn't as
cowardly as the legend has
it. Also, at the real "first trial" of Jack
McCall, in a Deadwood
miner's court, he was found innocent. Some people,
thought he did the town a favor by shooting
second trial and hanging
actually took place in Yankton, South Dakota, more
than 400 miles from
The trial starts with a
shootout on the street in front of Saloon Number
10 then moves to the Masonic Temple for the
conclusion which as far as we know does not
include the actual hanging of bad actors ...
although some of them are pretty bad.
Reservations are not necessary.
Contact: Trial of Jack McCall, Masonic
Street, Deadwood, SD 57732. 605-578-1876