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Wild West Prostitution

Black and white photograph of a prostitute in lingerie playing pool.

History Written by: Peter Anderson As part of the westward expansion of Manifest Destiny during the 1800’s, many families traveled from the east coast with the promise of free land. Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act of 1862 deeding the land west of the Missouri river to both then-current and future citizens. This Civil War-era…

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