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A Great Plains Reader Paperback – July 1, 2003

A Great Plains Reader Paperback – July 1, 2003

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The Great Plains are as rich and integral a part of American literature as they are of the North American landscape. In this volume the stories, poems, and essays that have described, celebrated, and defined the region evoke the world of the American prairie from the first recorded days of Native history to the realities of life on a present-day...


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Brothels, Bordellos and Bad Girls-Prostitution in Colorado 1860-1930

Brothels, Bordellos and Bad Girls-Prostitution in Colorado 1860-1930

$12.00

Prostitution thrived in pioneer Colorado. Mining was the principal occupation and men outnumbered women more than twenty to one. Jan MacKell provides a detailed overview of the business between 1860 and 1930, focusing her research on the mining towns of Cripple Creek, Salida, Colorado City, and similar boomtown communities. She used census data,...


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