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Petticoat Prisoners Of Old Wyoming. LARRY K. BROWN

Petticoat Prisoners Of Old Wyoming.


Publication: High Plains Press, 2001, Glendo

First edition. Limited to 329 copies signed and numbered by the author. Cloth, gold stamping on front cover and spine, 253 [3] pp., foreword, preface, introduction, plates, illustrated, epilogue, appendix, index, about the author. The author introduces us to the twenty-three women who served time in Old Wyoming's penitentiary, 1880-1909. What did these women, wearing frills, lace, and their best bonnets for their mug shots, do to deserve time behind bars? Anna Bruce baked poison into her father's plum pie; Anna Trout abandoned her grandson in a train depot; Stella Gatlin found her kleptomania didn't mix with her work as a postmaster; Eliza "Big Jack" Stewart shot a man in the neck at a dance; and many other interesting stories. The photographs alone make the book, for shortly after the book's publication it was ruled that photographs of this type should not be used for public purposes. As new, unread copy in dust jacket.

Inventory Number: 43773