Wicked Wichita

  • Overview
  • Details
  • Author
  • More About This Book
Early Wichita earned a wicked reputation from newspapers across Kansas thanks to a bevy of madams and murderers, bootleggers and bank robbers, con men and crooked cops. Gambler and saloonkeeper "Rowdy Joe" Lowe was the toast of the town before shooting down his rival, "Red" Beard, and skipping town. Robber and cop killer "Clever Eddie" Adams spread a wave of terror until the police evened the score. Dixie Lee ran the city's classiest brothel with little interference from authorities. Notorious quack "Professor" H. Samuels made a fortune selling worthless eye drops. And county attorney Willard Boone was chased out of town when he was caught with his hand in the bootlegger's cookie jar. Local author Joe Stumpe tells the real stories of the city's best-known and least-known criminals and misfits.
ISBN: 9781467139106
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kansas
Series: Wicked
Images: 33
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Joe Stumpe is a writer and history buff whose work has appeared in the Wichita Eagle, New York Times, Huffington Post and many other publications across the country. Wicked Wichita is his first book. He lives in Wichita with his wife and chickens.
More About This Book