I'm writing about a fictional town rather like Deadwood in the Black Hills in South Dakota. I need to know how long, precisely, it would take to build one, so I can work backwards and figure out when it would have been founded. How much time would it take to build a typical structure there? How many resources would you have to import?
I Googled things like "Deadwood building" (didn't work out), boomtowns, gold rush boomtowns, construction.