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Hear how the law finally came to Deadwood

Deadwood History, Inc., Homestake Mining Company Collection

This interview is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

For decades prostitution and gambling were Deadwood's open secrets. But some high-profile killings may have caused residents to rethink whether the city had forged a Faustian bargain.

Michael Trump is the author of Raiding Deadwood's Bad Lands: Its Illegal History of Prostitution and Gambling. Along with Judge Jeffrey Viken, Trump presents "No Blood, No Foul" for Preservation Thursday this week at Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center.

Trump joins us for a conversation about Deadwood's Bad Lands and how the law finally came to town.