The Yampa Valley Sin Circuit: Historic Red-Light Districts of Routt and Moffat Counties

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Far from the rest of civilization, but with plenty of money and booze close at hand, Steamboat Springs and the surrounding towns of Oak Creek, Yampa, Hayden and Craig were filled with shady characters with even shadier pasts. Many of the saloonkeepers in these areas opened multiple enterprises, allowing the various "soiled doves" of the region to move from town to town and bar to bar every few months to keep business fresh or to escape entanglements that had gone sour. Historian Laurel Watson unearths the seamy history of Yampa Valley's early red-light districts and the people who called them home.
ISBN: 9781626191679
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Colorado
Images: 42
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Laurel Watson is the curator at the Hayden Heritage Center Museum. She serves on the Board of Directors for Historic Routt County and is also an advisor for Colorado Heritage Tourism. Watson earned her MA in American History in 2010. The historic Brooklyn neighborhood and red light district was the subject of her thesis and was later subject of a piece she wrote for Steamboat Magazine's summer 2012 edition. Her work has also been published in the Yampa Valley Voice.
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