Wicked Denver: Mile-High Misdeeds and Malfeasance

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The Mile-High City was never above fatal bar brawls, poison plots or any of the other transgressions history would like to ignore. From the moment it sprang from the frontier, Denver was a hotbed of violent money disputes, acts of criminal insanity and every manner of wickedness associated with street and saloon life. Men posed as women while committing crimes, and murderous madams left trails of scarred girls and ruined lives. Some sordid tales are common Mile-High lore, like the case of the Denver Strangler, while others, like the Capitol Hill Slugger, who plagued the well-to-do neighborhood at the turn of the century, have disappeared from note...until now. Follow Sheila O'Hare and Alphild Dick through the tantalizing and wicked tales that undeniably sculpted the city.
ISBN: 9781609491536
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Colorado
Series: Wicked
Images: 82
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Sheila O'Hare is an Assistant Professor at Emporia State University. She is a former social sciences bibliographer, attorney, and archivist. Alphild Dick is a graduate research assistant at Emporia State University. She received her M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Kansas and is a former fellow for the American Councils for International Education.
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