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Frequently known only by their “nom de Venus” these women lived a hard life on the frontier. While it is true that there were some to whom it was a way of life willingly and sometime enthusiastically chosen, with the majority it was forced upon them by the morality and economics of the times; many were held in involuntary servitude. Some escaped by various means, more than just a few with an overdose of laudanum.
Carson City, NV
Mary Ann Phillips [Madame] (see: Wk. 05, 02/02/1893)
Georgie Smith – Prostitute [shooter] (12/06/1881)
Maude Eddie – Prostitute [Victim] (12/06/1881)
Mollie Johnson [Madame] (c. 1876-78)
Kitty Leroy - (see: Wk. 49, 12/07/1878 )