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Sheriff of Deadwood, U.S, Marshall for South Dakota

BULLOCK, Seth (1849-1919). Western legend, one of the wild west’s finest lawman. Member of the Montana Territorial Senate (1871-72). Sheriff of Lewis and Clark County, Montana Territory (1873) where he killed his first man, Clell Watson. Watson stole a horse and engaged in a gunfight with Bullock. Bullock was slightly wounded in his shoulder. Watson was taken in custody and prepared to be hanged. A mob appeared and scared off the executioner. Bullock climbed the scaffold and pulled the lever, sending Watson to his death. Bullock then held off the mob with his shotgun. Deadwood was a lawless and rowdy camp. The day after bullock’s arrival, Wild Bill Hickok was murdered by being shot in the back of his head.
Bullock opened a hardware store with Sol Star in Deadwood in 1876, soon becoming the first Sheriff of the town. Portrayed by Timothy Oliphant in the HBO television series “Deadwood.” When appointed sheriff, one of Bullock’s first duties was to confront Dodge City Deputy Marshall Wyatt Earp, who was interested in the sheriff’s job. Bullock told Earp that his services was not needed.  In 1881, Bullock was credited with introducing alfalfa farming to South Dakota.  Portrayed by Timothy Oliphant in the HBO television series “Deadwood.”  Bullock was instrumental in founding the town of Belle Fourche, offering free lots to anyone who would move from Minnesela. Belle Fourche became the largest railroad for livestock in the United States and became the new county seat.
Served as Captain of a Volunteer Cavalry Regiment in Grigsby’s Cowboy Regiment of the Rough Riders.  After Theodore Roosevelt was elected president, Bullock organized 50 people including Tom Mix, to ride in the inaugural parade in 1905.  Appointed U.S. Marshall for South Dakota by his longtime friend President Theodore Roosevelt (1909). He helped create Yellowstone National Park
Bullock died of colon cancer and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood, the same cemetery where Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are also buried
Partly printed autograph document signed, 3.5”x8” dated and accomplished by Bullock in red ink. Auditor’s Office, Montana Territory, Virginia City, Received of W,H. Rodgers, territorial Auditor... “Dec[ember] 9th 1871…One hundred and thirty seven Dollars, in full of the amount due me for pay and Mileage as Member of Council. Seth Bullock.” A pay warrant, while serving as a territorial senator. Attractive cachet of a Montana Democrat
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Stephen Koschal ~ Quality Autographs & Signed Books
Serving Collectors, Libraries, Institutions, Autograph Galleries and Dealers with
Autographs and Signed Books in all Fields of Collecting Since 1967.

7155 Sand Crest View, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 USA ~ Phone (561) 315-3622 ~ skoschal@aol.com