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Early Dental Care in Dodge City, Kansas

Early Dental Care in Dodge City, Kansas

On June 8. 1878 the Dodge City Times, Dodge City, Kansas printed ads for two dentists who were competing against one another for new patients. Both Dr. Milton and Dr. Holliday recently arrived in town and both had set up their respective practices at the Dodge House...

Clay Allison’s Revenge

On July 22, 1886, the Emporia Weekly News in Emporia, Kansas published this account of Clay Allison (shown) meting out his revenge on a dentist who provided poor care. Allison a notorious gunfighter was known as a “shootist” because of his fast draw and his record as...
Drug Abuse in the Old West

Drug Abuse in the Old West

During the days of the old west drugs were used and abused. The drug laudanum (shown), also known as Tincture of Opium, was a popular remedy for a variety of aches and pains as well as an effective cough suppressant. Laudanum came in liquid form and its main...
Copperhead

Copperhead

This young woman was a prostitute in Tombstone, Arizona Territory circa 1880’s. Her real name is unknown however, her moniker was “Copperhead.” Copperhead was born and raised somewhere in the South during the Civil War. Her family and her plantation home was destroyed...
For the Love of Mollie Brennan

For the Love of Mollie Brennan

On January 24, 1876, legendary lawman Bat Masterson and a U. S. Army Corporal Melvin A. King had a fight to the death over a prostitute named Mollie Brennan in Sweetwater, Texas. Despite Bat Masterson’s reputation as a gunfighter this would be his only one on one...

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