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From 1869 to 1918 more than 1,200 women lived as prostitutes in Waco, Texas—once known as "Six-Shooter Junction." When the city legalized its red light district, floozies flocked to Waco, where saloons and bordellos flourished.

The Oldest Profession in Texas: Waco's Legal Red Light District examines the city's complex stance on prostitution, debunks myths, and unveils—for t
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ebook, 380 pages
Published May 6th 2011 by Jacobus Books (first published May 5th 2011)
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Who doesn't want to read about local hookers and pimps and johns (especially when they come from 'high society')? Yep, that's me with my hand raised. This book would be better if it weren't written like a textbook...one dry fact after another. Skip it and save a tree. ...more
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