Deadwood, South Dakota: Chinese Opium Tunnel (Gone)


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Chinese Opium Tunnel - Gone

This is a long ago and far away one. Before Deadwood, South Dakota became a gambling city, my family visited their wax museums. One featured a tableau wherein a four foot miscreant with a plastic handgun taped to his wrist menaced an already deceased-looking Wild Bill Hickok. Within another restaurant was a partially dug out dirt chamber which apparently had been an opium den. [RA: the legendary Chinese Opium Tunnel] The owners enhanced this with many yellow skinned mannequins and chinese restaurant decorations.

[anon., 01/01/2000]

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