This Day in History
New Girls in Town


On a day like today in the 1870’s…

Marshals and sheriffs dressed very much like Mississippi riverboat gamblers, which some of them had been earlier in their careers. After keeping the peace for a time in a rough town like Dodge City, the lawmen often obtained financial interests in saloons and dance halls. The town marshal was usually among the most interested observers when a stagecoach stopped to unload some new girls. He might view them as welcome additions to the town or as competition for his dance-hall girls.





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