Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hogtown Hussies & Omnibus Gents

October 29, 2015
   I'm researching a gunfight in Tascosa, Texas and I must say, Fred Nolan's wonderful book "Tascosa: Its Life and Gaudy Times" is a much overlooked gem. In fact, I poached a segment in the book about the amazingly named soiled doves in that area and have expanded it for an upcoming True West Moment.

Hogtown Hussies
   In the Old West there were numerous notorious settlements called Hogtown, which was derogatory slang for a gaggle of whore houses. Near Tascosa, Texas in the 1880s was perhaps the wildest of the Hogtowns with shady ladies who had names to match the town's sobriquet: "Frog Lip Sadie," "Panhandle Nan," "Slippery Sue," "Box Car Jane," "Mustang May," "Feather Legs" Gauntz, "Rocking Chair Em," "Frenchy" McCormick and my personal favorite, "Bronco Bride."

Daily Whip Out: "Hogtown Hussies"

    When I was in Paris last month I bought a book of old photographs. I love the old styles, especially the stiff collars and the rake of this derby.

 Daily Whip Out: "Paris Omnibus Gent, 1900"

"Virtue is the lack of adequate temptation."
—Old Vaquero Saying

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