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    • Cripple Creek District

    • Last of Colorado's Gold Booms
    • By: Jan MacKell
    • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The Cripple Creek District, on the back of Pikes Peak in central Colorado, first found fame through Bob Womack, the cowboy who publicized his knowledge of gold in the high country and drew thousands to the area. Gold fever allowed the region to flourish, while strikes, fires, and economic hardships threatened the district's survival. The dwindling population's fortitude, plus innovative ideas to boost the economy, carried the city from a struggling gold-miners' paradise to a favored tourist spot.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Brothels, Bordellos, and Bad Girls

    • Prostitution in Colorado, 1860-1930
    • By: Jan Mackell
    • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Jan MacKell provides a detailed overview of the business between 1860 and 1930, focusing her research on the mining towns of Cripple Creek, Salida, Colorado City, and similar boomtown communities. She used census data, Sanborn maps, city directories, property records, marriage records, and court records to document and trace the movements of the women over the course of their careers, uncovering work histories, medical problems, and numerous relocations from town to town. She traces many to their graves, through years filled with abuse, disease, narcotics, and violence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprising!

    • By John on 04-20-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Wild Women of Prescott, Arizona

    • Wicked
    • By: Jan Mackell Collins
    • Narrated by: Patty Nieman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Arizona remained a raw, rather uncivilized territory before it became one of the last states to enter the Union. Few towns exemplify this more than Prescott. Within six years of establishment, at least five prostitutes operated in Prescott. As their clientele grew, so did their influence. Mollie Sheppard, Lida Winchell, Gabriell Dollie, and many more women were integral forces on the city that should not be forgotten. Join author Jan MacKell Collins to discover the soiled doves of Prescott's red-light district.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining, educational

    • By Chris on 04-18-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Lost Ghost Towns of Teller County

    • By: Jan MacKell Collins
    • Narrated by: G. S. Hunt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Throughout Teller County, history lovers can find abandoned towns and forgotten main streets that once bustled with life and commerce. Even before Teller was carved from surrounding counties, the scenic mountains and lucrative mines of the gold rush era brought thousands of settlers and attracted resort owners and tycoons eager to exploit the rich setting. Seemingly overnight, towns in the Cripple Creek District and other places popped up, flush with gold and people looking for opportunity. As the ore disappeared, the miners moved on in search of the next big lode.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Hash Knife Around Holbrook

    • Images of America Series
    • By: Jan MacKell Collins
    • Narrated by: G. S. Hunt
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    For more than 140 years, the Hash Knife brand has intrigued Western history lovers. From its rough-and-ready-sounding name to its travels throughout Texas, Montana, and Arizona, the Hash Knife sports a romance like few others in the cattle industry. Several outfits have been proud to call the brand their own, and the stories behind the men who worked for these companies are the epitome of Western lore and truth combined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Western ranches & it's people.

    • By Boots on 04-12-15

    Regular price: $6.95