My Life as a Whore

The Biography of Madam Laura Evens

by Tracy Beach

$18.95

SKU: 9781555664626

An extensively researched book about a well-known Colorado madam, but most of what’s known about her is wrong, including the spelling of her last name. Follow the antics of Laura as she works in parlors in Denver, Leadville, and Salida, until she opens her own house. Laura’s house stayed open longer than any other in Colorado, due largely to the unusual qualities of its owner. After years of trying to shut her down, the Salida town council finally passed the edict. Not long after, Salida began having numerous assaults on the streets. The council came back to her and suggested that she re-open, but she turned them down. Includes numerous historical photographs of Laura and her girls.

 

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Additional information

Imprint

Johnson Books

ISBN

9781555664626

Author

Format

Paperback

Pages

240

Size

6 x 9

The Author

Tracy Beach

Tracy Beach, a Colorado historian and author, was raised in Salida, the small Colorado town that Laura (the subject of My Life as a Whore) called home for fifty-three years, and was determined to give this wonderful woman her final wish a biography of her amazing life. Because she has always wanted to find a hidden treasure from the days of the Old West, she researched and wrote The Tunnels Under Our Feet. She was joined by her children so they could share in her love of the hidden and unknown.

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