Giuseppina Morlacchi was the first woman to perform with Buffalo Bill Cody
The second female Chinese settler to arrive in California, Ah-Toy was a twenty-year old prostitute.
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Two of the most ferocious dance-hall girls in the Yukon in the 1880s were called the Oregon Mare and the Grizzly Bear
Deadwood’s dancehalls were a dangerous, and sometimes deadly, place
Lillie Lee’s story is vintage soap opera
No madam combined beauty and tragedy more poignantly than Ada Lamont.
Laura Evans was one of the last scarlet women to join the ranks of Colorado’s madams.
“After what seemed like ages, the curtain went up and Antoinette Adams strode to the footlights…”
Denver’s Holladay Street was the most wicked street in the West in the 1870s and 1880s.
Emma Wixom rose from the obscurity of a small Nevada mining town to win acclaim as Emma Nevada.
Irene’s clientele included some important men – a California governor, a senator, and at least one judge.
In Dodge City, Kansas, the important men made their headquarters at the Long Branch Saloon.
Mattie and Cortez had come to Dawson City figuring that the special merchandise Mattie offered was in far greater demand in the northern reaches than in Denver.
The soiled dove with the heart of gold is a stock character in thousands of stories about the Old West, and Idaho had such a character.
In the rush, all types of people appeared.
Women of the mid-1800s considered ornamental fineries like the handkerchief an easy piece of their wardrobe to part with.
There were a number of well-known, fashion trendsetters in the Old West.
Before heading west, pioneers consulted guidebooks for advice on suitable dress for the trip.
Seventy-five-year-old Baby Doe Tabor was dressed in layers of torn, threadbare garments that dragged along the ground as she walked.
A giving heart and a will to help children learn is what encouraged this lady to transform the world of education.