Sunday, July 16, 2006

Cripple Creek... gambling, and a house of ill repute

Cripple Creek is a lovely little town, so full of history.  If you ever get a chance, visit the Old Homestead Museum.

Prostutition was illegal in most all the mining towns, but that only meant that all prostitutes paid a fine once a month, then went on with business as usual.  The ladies of the night had to do their shopping only on Monday mornings, when all decent women were at home doing their laundry.

6 comments:

madcobug said...

WOW! you mean you lost $5.00 LOL. Those pictures were very interesting. I liked the white dress in picture no 9. Helen

amy122389 said...

$250!  Good heavens, that had better come with dinner AND breakfast the next day!  ::giggle::

Welcome home!

~Amy

salemslot9 said...

oooh
Double Diamond :)

am4039 said...

LOL, I'm sure those beds had been used plenty of times. 250.00 wow.

magran42 said...

I'm surprised they let you take pictures inside but I'm awfully glad they did.  I love the antiques expecially the picture on the wall in pic # 7.

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interesting bit of history

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