How the West was regulated – a Dodge City license for prostitution in 1876

How the West was regulated – a Dodge City license for prostitution in 1876
Corral, but these documents were issued through the county assessor’s office so neither Earp nor his deputy Bat Masterson took part in the issuing of the document. The photograph of Laura also catches the eye. The license sold for $360. Laura Belle was probably not this lady’s real name A Dodge City license for prostitution from 1876
This remarkable document sold via AbeBooks.com yesterday – a license for prostitution issued by the authorities in Dodge City, Kansas, on 10 March 1876. Take a closer look and you will see the license is approved by Marshal Wyatt Earp, the Wild West’s most famous lawman who participated in the gunfight the O.K. The girl, named as Laura Belle, paid $2.50 every three months and had to post the license in her room above the saloon where she conducted her business. There’s a sad resignation to her expression.