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BEST Little Whorehouse in Deadwood, SD

Published in Easyriders Magazine in 1981 Xmas issue

By Bandit, Mike and Billy Tinney

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This is too strange. I bought a house in Deadwood in the historic President’s district. It’s about 100 years old and so are the streets and retaining walls. Recently contacted by the Historic Society about my retaining wall, the boss asked. “Do you know about this article and how we can get in touch with the photographer?”

I asked to see what he found and he sent me shots of the pages. It was written by Billy Tinney. Billy was once a Bandido for a short period and a constantly traveling photographer for Easyriders magazine for over 50 years. He’s currently trying for pull photography from his massive archives for the next issue of Choppers Magazine. So, he said he would look for the brothel file from 1981.

 Billy used stringers to cover various events and action. When I reached out to him he mentioned that Pam photographed the whorehouse in Deadwood. Billy, who rarely came to the ER offices, tried to work his event coverage empire from a constantly moving motorhome with his very beautiful and organized wife, Tami.

As is turned out, Pam was the boss of the whorehouse and she fought the city over her business and the rally.

A drunk local smoking a cigar in the basement of Deadwood Cigars, while listening to the live blues band turned to me and asked which house was mine. I told him. Sorta cross-eyed and fading in the smoke-filled room, he looked hard at me and said, “What?”

I repeated my address and his eyes brightened, as if awakened by brilliant morning daylight. “You’re kidding,” he said. “The lot behind your house is where Wild Bill was originally buried!”

The Deadwood mysteries continue on several fronts.


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Cool article

Bill May
Nashville , TN
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Editor Response More history to come. See you next Summer.

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