Tag Archives: Pioneer Friday

The Last Days of School Never Change

I know…I know… It’s been a month since I’ve shown up here.  Someday I’ll tell you of my secret carousing,  but until National Enquirer finds out and blows my cover, I’ll just keep it hush-hush and instead gust here about … Continue reading

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Lace Up Your Corsets…Here Come the Drunks

No job opportunities exist for Violet Spinrad in 1870—that’s about to change. (We hate change.) I didn’t know what to do, but I needed money. I’d heard Silky Sue, had built a house next to her saloon.  I left 14-year-old, … Continue reading

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Before Morning Breaks: Floozys on Main Street

January 6, 1871                          Honorary Editor: Dangling Participle Lichen Last’s week’s horse race down Main Street by gauzily clad ladies of negotiable virtue set off a roaring firestorm.Prairie mesdames Patricia Woolsey and Alice Hopkins began a campaign to remove the “underbelly … Continue reading

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New Year’s at the Sporting Club

December 30, 1871 Honorary Editor: Words Swiderski The catastrophe began with the piano in the Salt Lick Saloon. Being the only musical instrument in the valley, folks came from miles around to listen.   Silky Sue, proprietor, waved her ostrich fan … Continue reading

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Threshing Manure

Fridays Brings Changes in Two Pan…. When one of the Woolsey children came banging on our door, Bricker was out seining for gold, as usual. The boy had been sent by his papa asking for Bricker’s help getting in his … Continue reading

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