Random Thoughts of a Scattered Mind

The Pimp of Peoria

So, bet you didn’t know that for a short time Wyatt Earp lived in good ole P-town and helped operate a brothel.

Earp was arrested three times in the Peoria area during that period. Earp is listed in the city directory for Peoria during 1872 as a resident in the house of Jane Haspel, who operated a brothel. In February 1872, Peoria police raided the brothel, arresting four women and three men: Wyatt Earp, Morgan Earp, and George Randall. Wyatt and the others were charged with “Keeping and being found in a house of ill-fame.” They were later fined twenty dollars plus costs for the criminal infraction. He was arrested for the same crime in May 1872 and late September 1872.[13] It’s not known if he was a pimp, an enforcer or a bouncer for the brothel.

(from wikipedia)

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