Wicked Spokane

Publishing 10/3/2022
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Spokane’s early years were marked by violent offenses and an unchecked underworld of greed and sinister dealings. Houses of ill-repute and homebrewed whiskey abounded, and hidden tunnels beneath the streets helped stoke the lawlessness. Famous cowgirl Calamity Jane loved to deal faro when visiting the city, and it’s rumored that outlaw Butch Cassidy, after a bit of plastic surgery, chose the city to live out the rest of his life in relative peace. A corrupt police department did little to curb the influence of the wealthy and those seeking to make their fortunes through bootlegging, prostitution or gambling. Join author Deborah Cuyle as she uncovers the colorful past of the Lilac City.
ISBN: 9781467151818
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Washington
Series: Wicked
Images: 70
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Originally from Upstate New York, Deborah Cuyle loves everything about the history of her favorite cities that she has lived in or loves. Her passions include local history, animals, museums, rock hunting and horseback riding. She, her husband and her son are currently remodeling a historic, crumbling mansion in Milbank, South Dakota, built in 1883. This is her fifteenth book.
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