The stage from Cheyenne to Deadwood, commonly known as the Deadwood Stage, was one of the most dangerous rides in the entire West because it was so frequently robbed. During its first year various stages were robbed almost weekly someplace in the Black Hills. One of most conspicuous road agents guilty of holding up the stage was "Curley" Grimes, who had been making a "career" in the Black Hills as a bandit for about two years. Having also been accused of stealing U.S. Mail...

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