DEADWOOD – Deadwood History, Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a presentation by Western murder mystery author, C.M. Wendelboe, at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC), 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood. The event is wheelchair accessible. The event is free for members and $5 for non-members. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

C.M. Wendelboe will compare early Deadwood as a rough-and-ready town to other western communities such as Dodge City, Kansas, and Tombstone, Arizona. Wendelboe will loosely compare the “wildness” of each town during his presentation.

Curt (C.M.) Wendelboe entered the law enforcement profession when he was discharged from the Marines as the Vietnam War was concluding. During his 38-year career in law enforcement, he served in various roles for several agencies. Yet he always felt most proud of working the street. Wendelboe was a patrol supervisor in Gillette, Wyoming, when he retired as a sheriff’s deputy to pursue his true vocation as a fiction writer. C.M. Wendelboe has written several books including: Spirit Road Mystery series (Encircle Publications; Berkley Prime Crime), Bitter Wind Mystery series (Encircle Publications, OrangeSky Audio), Nelson Lane Frontier Mystery series (Five Star), Tucker Ashley Western Adventure series (Five Star), The Man Who Hated Hickok (Five Star), and An Extralegal Affair (Speaking Volumes).

Preservation Thursday is made possible by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Deadwood History, Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau, Black Hills Pioneer, Silverado Franklin Historic Hotel & Gaming Complex, and Saloon No. 10.


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