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    Marshall "Seth Bullock" Signed Stock Certificate Lead/Deadwood, Dakota ca 1880s. Bullock, Seth 1849-1919 was western sheriff, hardware store owner and U. S. Marshall. Deadwood was a lawless, rowdy camp. The day after Bullock's arrival, Wild Bill Hickok, was shot in the back of the head by Jack McCall, who was later found not guilty by an impromptu camp court and released, after which he promptly left town. After the event, a demand for law enforcement began, and Bullock's background made him the logical choice for Deadwood' first sheriff. Bullock took his job seriously, deputizing several residents and tackling the job of civilizing the camp. Despite (or perhaps because of) a reputation for fearlessness and an uncompromising nature, Bullock managed the task without killing anyone. Bullock met his match, however, in Al Swearengen, proprietor of the notorious Gem Theater, Deadwood's most notable brothel. Swearengen had a knack for making money through vice and shrewdly invested some of his profits in cultivating alliances with the camp's wealthy and powerful. When appointed sheriff, one of Bullock's first duties was to confront Dodge City deputy marshal Wyatt Earp, who was possibly interested in the sheriff's job. Bullock told Earp that his services were not needed and that he should leave. A week later Earp left Deadwood to return to Dodge City.

    A scarce Lead City, Dakota Territory, (Deadwood) blank Gold and Silver Mining stock certificate from Tornado Consolidated, Whitewood Quartz Mining district it is signed by Seth Bullock. Very historical Wild West item. Measures approximately 8" x 4.5".

    Condition: Very fine

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