GEORGE AND MAGGIE AND THE RED LIGHT SALOON: DEPRAVATION, DEBAUCHERY, VIOLENCE, AND SUNDRY CUSSEDNESS IN A KANSAS COWTOWN

GEORGE AND MAGGIE AND THE RED LIGHT SALOON: DEPRAVATION, DEBAUCHERY, VIOLENCE, AND SUNDRY CUSSEDNESS IN A KANSAS COWTOWN

by Rod Cook

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Overview

This is the true story of George and Maggie Wood, a young couple who in 1880, in a fledgling cowtown that sprang up from the dust of the old Chisholm Trail, built the "largest dance house in Kansas". [read that-cat house.]

In a formidable two-month trek through the dusty plains of Texas and the "Indian Nations," brash young cowboys drove the longhorns to the railhead at the Kansas state line. There they emerged at Caldwell, Kansas; primed for celebration in that wide-open cowtown fondly known to them as "The Queen of the Border." Wild, wooly and dangerous, in its futile effort to hold a lid on the cowboys' rampant and often times violent revelry, the town ran through 15 marshals in the six year period of the cattle drives between 1879 and 1885. Continuously besieged by murder and depravation, the town was locked in a love-hate alliance with the many dens that catered to the roughshod instincts of the hell-raising cowboys.

Festering at the heart of this perpetual bedlam was the number-one attraction of the Border Queen; George and Maggie's Red Light Saloon, the wellspring of murder and violence; and the epitome of debauchery and just plain nasty wickedness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462088812
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/14/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 905,048
File size: 1 MB

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