Montana's Dimple Knees Sex Scandal: 1960s Prostitution, Payoffs and Politicians

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Beverly Snodgrass made a lot of poor choices. Once a prostitute in the old mining town of Butte, she later became a madam running two of the most popular brothels. She fell deeply in love with a crooked politician, whom she nicknamed "Dimple Knees." When corrupt cops in uniform came to her businesses, it usually wasn't to serve and protect but rather to collect payoffs. Butte is sometimes described as a town that "drinks her liquor straight," but things never were the same after Beverly told her story to a newspaper reporter. That reporter, John Kuglin, recounts the scandal that rocked The Richest Hill on Earth and for a time made Dimple Knees the most famous name in Montana.
ISBN: 9781467139182
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Montana
Series: True Crime
Images: 60
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Award-winning journalist John Kuglin received a BA in history from the Colorado College. Beginning as a reporter for the Colorado Springs Free Press and later with the rival Gazette-Telegraph, Kuglin took the job of copy editor and reporter for the Missoulian and Independent Record in 1965. He went on to statehouse reporter for the Great Falls Tribune and spent thirty-one years with the Associated Press in Spokane, Cheyenne and Helena. He retired in 2005 as AP’s bureau chief for Montana and Wyoming.
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