DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) -- In Deadwood, S.D., the store signs are reminiscent of "Wanted: Dead or Alive" posters. The streets are paved with bricks that evoke the dusty 1800s.
But don't be fooled. The streets are new. So are the signs.
Deadwood is a town of 1,300 born in a gold rush that has become a center of gambling and tourism. It has more in common these days with modern Las Vegas than with the famous historical figures who lived and died here, such as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.
But now the community is confronting another challenge: How to keep its rough-and-tumble aesthetics while still offering the comfort, convenience and profitability of a 21st century casino town that draws 2 million tourists each year.