Coloradan author Jan MacKell has expanded her horizontal horizons with a book about Rocky Mountain whores. This broader perspective five years later introduces the reader to a slew of new women as MacKell, director of the Cripple Creek District Museum, delves into the history of prostitution and its effects on the West.
In many places, the red-light districts did a booming business, so certainly not every diligent practitioner of the profession could find her way into a book of s. The author found they were usually single women, varying in age from 14 to plus, who faced best prostitutes hillsboro brushes with the law, venereal disease, alcohol and drug addiction, physical abuse and unwanted pregnancies.
For time travelers interested in doing further research, the author provides appendixes listing prostitutes in Leadville, Colo.
The Rocky Mountain prostitution industry, the author says, sprouted, flourished and died between and Of course, in nearby Nevada, prostitution remains legal in some counties, but this book does not go there—leaving the bedroom door open to a third book on the subject by MacKell. Originally published in the October issue of Wild West.