Potato Creek Johnny

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John Perrett aka “Potato Creek Johnny” Immigrated from Wales in 1883 at the age of 17. He made his way to Deadwood, South Dakota and is credited for finding the biggest gold nugget in history. Potato Creek Johnny displays his famous “leg-shaped” gold nugget. A replica is now on display at the Adams Museum in Deadwood, while the original is locked safely away in a safe deposit box at the bank.

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