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Dora DuFran
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Birth: Nov. 16, 1868, England
Death: Aug. 5, 1934
Rapid City
Pennington County
South Dakota, USA

Dora Dufran was a well known "Sporting House"proprietor in the wild, early days of the town of Deadwood, South Dakota. She was beloved by the miners and any down-on-their-luck men in the area. She frequently gave financial help to many. Her most unusual claim to fame was befriending the destitute and alcoholic "Calamity Jane" during her hard times. She employed her as a maid in the Deadwood Brothel which she ran. Dora also had brothels in Lead, Rapid City, and Belle Fourche South Dakota as well. After living in the Black Hills area for about sixty years, Dora passed away and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery along with her pet parrot, Fred. She lies next to her husband Joseph, about whom little is known. 
 
Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Deadwood
Lawrence County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Boaz St. section, far end
 
Created by: Sonja
Record added: Nov 15, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8089519
Dora DuFran
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Dora DuFran
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Dora DuFran
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- Johanna
 Added: Apr. 21, 2014
Here's to one of the original Buffalo Girls - rest well, Darlin' Dora.
- Jeanie
 Added: Dec. 31, 2013

- Just Plain Nosy
 Added: Aug. 1, 2012
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