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Ladies of the evening were as much a part of the wild and wool Old West as a fearless Marshal, a frock-coated gambler, a hard working cowboy or a cold –eyed gunman.

THE WILD WILD

LADIES OF EL PASO

By: M. Rossen

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THE WILD WILD LADIES OF EL PASO

By: M. Rossen


Friends, if you think Butch Cassidy, Bob Dalton or Jesse James were rough, wait until you read what happened when Big Alice and Etta Clark met in the street for a fight in El Paso in 1886 - an age when saloons took on the air of elegance with ornate mahogany bars as 14,000 souls took turns forcing their way to the bars, ladies of the evening were waiting to accommodate their needs. Every day trains brought in more people lured by the prospects of money or adventure. Here is the story.

Please read this. This is an overlooked story I found in an unusual and different magazine.. There were many a western story published – the common ones about Cowboys and Indians are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer ones about prostitutes of the Old West are seldom found. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out because really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest.

Here’s one of ‘em.

FOLLOWING PURCHASE AND PAYMENT, IF YOU WILL WRITE ME OF YOUR SPECIAL NAME OR INTEREST, I WILL DO A FREE SEARCH OF MY COLLECTION AND UNINDEXED STORIES AND NAMES. TOM RUSSELL COLLECTION

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IF I FIND SOMETHING THAT I THINK MERITS YOUR INTEREST, I WILL WRITE A REVIEW AND PLACE IT ON EBAY (ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS) AND GIVE YOU NOTICE AND A HEAD START TO BUYITNOW!

Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western heroes. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf gathering dust. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.

This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.

Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive.

I hope you appreciate the effort.

THE WILD WILD

LADIES OF EL PASO

By: M. Rossen


Folks, sooner or later – Genealogists are going to realize that their family kinfolks are lying on some dealer’s dusty shelves. If I can contribute to finding one little name or photo of that long lost ancestor you have been waiting to find, its worth all the time I spend. As a tribute to the honor of our American Ancestors, Early Settlers, Forefathers, Pioneers and our Native American Indians, my indexed listings will include all names mentioned in the story from this time on.

ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA: 1881 era

ANCESTOR’S LOCATION: TEXAS, KENTUCKY, NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA, NEW MEXICO, MEXICO, GEORGIA

GENEALOGY NAMES INDEXED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

ABBOTT, Alice – Called Big Alice; Madam who was 6ft tall, weighing 195 pounds; wife of a Louisville, Kentucky Lawyer; shot and killed at age 42 by one time friend Kitty Freeman.

BLY, Mis Nellie – Famous newspaper reporter.

BOONE, J. H. – Sheriff of El Paso.

BRADY – Irishman; editor of the Herald.

BROWN, Frank Wells – Co-owner of the Herald in 1886.

BULETTE, Julia * - Famous Madam.

BURGES BROTHERS – fought to clean up El Paso, Texas.

CASSIDY, Butch – Legendary figure of the Old West.

CATRON, J. B. – One of the Surety’s on the bond of Etta Clark.

CHINESE LABORORS

CHIPMAN – Police Officer of El Paso.

CLARK, Etta – Redheaded and hot-tempered Madam; shot Alice Abbott in the abdomen; died in 1910.

CLARK, L. H. – Justice.

COLVIN, Bessie – One of Alice Abbott’s in-residence girls that left and went to work for Etta Clark.

COMSTOCK – Deputy Sheriff of El Paso.

CONNALY, Josey – One of the girls who orked for Alice Abbott.

CYPRIAN SISTERS – Madams.

CYPRIANS – Madams.

DAIMOND TOOTH LIL * - Madam.

DALTON, Bob – Legendary figure of the Old West.

DAVENPORT, Gypsy – Madam; died in 1910.

DAVIS – Judge.

DETER, P. J. – Owner of the burned building where Etta Clark had her Parlour House.

DOWD – Police Officer of El Paso.

DUNCAN, John – Negro Employee of Alice Abbott.

EDWARDS, Peyton F. – Prosecuting Judge.

EL PASOANS – People of El Paso.

FERRELL, Nina – One of the girls who worked for Alice Abbott.

FREEMAN, Kitty – One time friend of Alice Abbott; shot and killed Alice Abbott.

FRENCH WOMEN

GUEMAN, Max – Alice Abbott’s Pianist.

HAGUE, J. P. – Defense Attorney.

HOWARD, Tillie * - Madam; died of cancer at age 42 in 1911.

JAMES, Jesse – Legendary figure of the Old West.

JOHNSON, Ben – Negro Employee of Alice Abbott.

JUSTICE, A. L. – Doctor who attended the wounded Poker Alice..

LOVE, Verdie – Suffered Severe burns trying to save her parrot after Alice Abbott set Etta Clark’s Parlour House on fire.

MCKEE – Judge.

MERCIER, Eva – Etta Clark’s sister; died in a Georgia rest home in 1957.

NEMO, Rufe – Gambler; friend of Tillie Howard. Together they built a copper roofed home which received accolades for it’s construction.

NEWMAN, S. H. – Vice-hating newspaperman; editor of the Lone Star.

ODIN – Texas Ranger.

PALMER, May – Madam; died in 1910.

RAGLAND, Will – Negro Employee of Alice Abbott.

ROSSEN, M. – Author.

ROWDY – Tillie Howard’s horse.

SCHUSTER, Ben – One of the Surety’s on the bond of Etta Clark.

SILK, Mattie * - Madam.

SMITH SISTERS *

SONNICHSEN, C. L. – author of Pass Of The North.

SPRINGER, Belle

TEXAS RANGERS

TRIP, Hattie

WHITE, Alward – Doctor; city physician that was helped out by Alice Abbott; father of Owen P. White.

WHITE, Owen P. – Wrote the Autobiography of a Durable Sinner.

WHITE, Zach – Came to El Paso with $15,000 sewn in his coat.

PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Picture 1) – Photo of and El Paso Lady dressed up and man that doesn’t look impressed.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

Picture 2) – Photo of El Paso on a Saturday night in 1881.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

Picture 3) – Photo of El Paso Street looking south.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

Picture 4) – Photo of a “Free Woman”.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

Picture 5) – Photo of a house of ill-repute on Utah Street.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

Picture 6) – Photo of two women in a one piece bathing suit in 1915 and a man with his arms around them looking quite pleased.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

Picture 7) – Photo of a bar in the city filled with hostesses who get the men to buy more and more drinks.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

Picture 8) – Photo of Tillie Howard and her horse, Rowdy.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

Picture 9) – Photo of Julia Bulette.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

Picture 10) – Photo of Mattie Silk and her champion horse.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

Picture 11) – Photo of and El Paso Lady in a room in s Parlour House in 1915.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

Picture 12) – Photo of Big Kid’s Palace Bar.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

Picture 13) – Photo of Diamond Tooth Lil.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

Picture 14) – Photo of the Smith sisters.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

Picture 15) – Photo of an El Paso Lady standing next to an Echo Phone.*

(Courtesy of the Denver Public Library, the S. Lindman Collection and M. Rossen)

PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

8th Street

9th Street

10th Street

45 Colt Revolver

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Autobiography of a Durable Sinner – Book written by Owen P. White.

B&B Cafe *

Bellevue Hospital – In New York.

Big Kid’s Palace Bar *

Blood Bath in a Brothel – Headline in a newspaper.

Board of Underwriters

Boarding Houses – Brothel.

Broadway Street – Once was Utah Street.

California

Catina Palacio *

Chamber of Commerce

Chihuahua Street

Citizens League

Cyprians

Echo Phone *

El Paso City Director

El Paso Herald – Newspaper.

El Paso Society

El Paso Times – Newspaper.

El Paso, Texas

Fight to the Finish Among the Cyprians – Headline in a newspaper.

Fort Worth, Texas

Georgia

Grand Jury

Hells Half Acre – In Fort Worth, Texas.

Juarez, Mexico

Kentucky Bar *

Kentucky

Lone Star – Newspaper.

Los Angeles, California

Louisville, Kentucky

Mexico

Moorish

Myars Opera House

Natatorium

New Mexico

New York

Parlour Houses – Brothel.

Pass of the North

Red Light District

Rio Grande River

“Rowdy” * – horse of Tillie Howard.

San Jacinto Street – Once was Utah Street.

Second Street

South Mesa Street – Once was Utah Street.

St. Patrick’s Day

Texas

United States

Utah Street, El Paso * - Commonly called the Line; name changed several different time to Broadway Street, San Jacinto Street and lastly to South Mesa Street.

THE WILD WILD LADIES OF EL PASO

By: M. Rossen

OLD MADAM LEGENDS AND

MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that.

My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete western magazine of many years ago. The issue is in good condition, the cover is in vibrant color.

As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.

Buyer pays postage of $3.50 First Class Mail to U. S. ; $5.00 Priority; $13.25 for International Mail. Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. Thanks,

Tom

THIS INDEX IS A GENEALOGY IMAGESOFHISTORY COPYRIGHTED PRESENTATION

Report Reviewed and Indexed By Christie Ennis, Granddaughter of Tom Russell


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