First Sheriff of Deadwood, SD
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Engraved on a fully-functional Henry Big Boy chambered in .44Magnum
24 Karat Gold-Plated on the barrel-band, receiver cover, and buttplate with a Satin Finish
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Handmade French-Fitted Carrying Case
Made and Engraved in the USA!
Seth Bullock, First Sheriff of Deadwood, SD
Born 1849, Died 1919 – Bullock’s early life is unknown. His father beat him for the slightest infraction. In 1867 Bullock took residency in Helena, Montana. Later he was elected as a Republican to the Territorial Senate serving in 1871 & 1872. He helped create Yellowstone National Park. In 1873 he killed his first man, Clell Watson. Watson had stolen a horse. During the gunfight that ensued Bullock was slightly wounded in the shoulder and Watson was taken into custody. He was ready to be hanged, but a mob came and scared off the executioner. Bullock climbed the scaffold while holding off the mob with a shotgun in one hand and pulled the lever with the other, sending Watson to his death.
Sol Star and Bullock decided to go to Deadwood, SD to sell hardware for the Gold Rush in 1876. They built a Hardware store in Deadwood. After the Hardware store burned down, they built Deadwood’s first hotel, which is still operating today. The day after Bullock’s arrival, Wild Bill Hickok was murdered by Jack McCall. Hickok was shot in the back of the head while playing poker. McCall was found not guilty by a camp court and released. Following Hickok’s murder, the town wanted law enforcement. Bullock’s background made him a good choice for Deadwood’s first Sheriff. One of his first jobs was to confront Dodge City’s Deputy Wyatt Earp. Bullock told him he was not needed. Earp left a week later.
After attaining some stability in Deadwood, Bullock brought his wife, Martha Eccles Bullock and daughter to town. Bullock and Star bought a ranch and introduce alfalfa farming to South Dakota in 1881. Later he became a deputy U.S. Marshall, invested in Deadwood Flouring Mill, mining, the local growth industries. While deputy sheriff of Medora, ND Bullock met Teddy Roosevelt in 1884 while bringing in a horse thief named Crazy Steve.
Roosevelt later said, “Seth Bullock is a true westerner, the finest type of frontiersman.” They became lifelong friends. Bullock became Captain of Troop A in Grisby’s Cowboy Regiment authorized by Congress in 1898. Roosevelt became vice president and appointed Bullock as the first forest supervisor of the Black Hills Reserve. Roosevelt became President and appointed him U.S. Marshall for South Dakota. Bullock died in 1919 and is buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood, along with Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, facing Mount Roosevelt and more than 750 ft. away from the main grounds.
Heroes and Patriots is proud to present Seth Bullock, First Sheriff of Deadwood, SD. Engraved on a Henry Big Boy .44Magnum rifle with 24KT Gold-Plating on the Barrel Band, Receiver, and Buttplate in a satin finish, this is sure to become a treasured Heirloom that can be passed down for many generations. Also makes a great gift for Retirements, Birthdays, Holidays, Weddings, Fundraisers, Bonuses for Executives and Employees and much more!
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