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Prostitution and the "Wild West"

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Historian Jan Mackell Collins has written several books plus literally thousands of articles on the history of the West, with a special attention for the women and prostitutes that helped shape the modern America we know.

In books like  “The Wild Women of Prescott Arizona,” and “The Lost Ghost Towns of Teller County (Colorado),”  Jan MacKell Collins busts the technicolor movie image of the loud and proud town prostitute bustling about town saloons. Most of these women had a difficult job that was dangerous and stigmatized.

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