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Continued: For Deadwood, S.D., the future's a gamble

  • Article by: STEVEN YACCINO , New York Times
  • Last update: July 10, 2014 - 8:15 PM

“I woke up one day and realized I’m going to lose everything,” he said. But he also knew he could not turn things around only for himself.

“I couldn’t save me unless I saved downtown,” he said.

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  • Sharon Fletcher gambles at Cadillac Jack's Gambling Resort in Deadwood, S.D., July 2, 2014. The town of Deadwood has been going through an identity crisis as it tries to figure out how to combine its casinos and concerts, outlaw history and outdoor recreation into a cohesive and competitive image. (Eric Ginnard/The New York Times)

  • Left: Reenactor Andy Mosher portrayed bounty hunter Turkey Creek Johnson on the historic Main Street in Deadwood, S.D. The town has been going through an identity crisis as it tries to figure out how to combine its casinos, concerts, outlaw history and outdoor recreation into a cohesive and competitive image.Below: Sharon Fletcher was a lonely gambler at Cadillac Jack’s Gambling Resort in Deadwood on July 2.

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