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Kitty Leroy

Kitty Leroy

Name: Kitty Leroy Date: 1850 – December 6, 1877 Nationality: American Career: Gunfighter, Gambler, Performer, Saloon Owner (Mint Gambling Saloon), and Alleged Prostitute, Game:  Poker Players Note: She was among the best women gamblers in the West. [Encyclopedia of Western Lawmen & Outlaws] Books: Butler, Anne M. 1985. Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the […]

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Eleanore Dumont

Eleanore Dumont

Books: Collins, Jan MacKell. 2004. Brothels, Bordellos & Bad Girls: Prostitution in Colorado, 1860-1930. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. Jensen, Vickie. 2012. Women Criminals: An Encyclopedia of People and Issues. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO. Nash, Jay Robert. 1992. Encyclopedia of Western Lawmen & Outlaws. Lanham, Maryland: M. Evans. Sprague, Marguerite. 2003. Bodie’s Gold: Tall Tales and True History […]

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Poker Alice

Poker Alice

Books: Creeden, Sharon. 1999. In full Bloom: Tales of Women in Their Prime. Little Rock, AR: August House Publishers. Lackmann, Ronald W. 1997. Women of the Western Frontier in Fact, Fiction, and Film. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. Sellers, Robert. 2010. An A-Z of Hellraisers: A Comprehensive Compendium of Outrageous Insobriety. London: Preface. Sharpe, Graham. 2007. Poker’s Strangest Hands: Extraordinary but True […]

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Lottie Deno

Lottie Deno

Books: Birchell, Donna Blake. 2014. Wicked Women of New Mexico. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press. Coppedge, Clay, and Karleigh Hambrick. 2011. Forgotten Tales of Texas. Charleston, SC: History Press. Enss, Chris. 2015. Wicked Women: Notorious, Mischievous, and Wayward Ladies from the Old West. Helena, Montana: TwoDot. Melzer, Richard. 2007. Buried treasures: famous and unusual gravesites in New Mexico history. Santa Fe, […]

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