By James Pylant and Sherri Knight. Softbound (2011), 380 pp., indexed, illustrated.
They Painted the Town Scarlet Red!From 1869 to 1918 more than 1,200 women lived as prostitutes in Waco, Texasonce 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 unveilsfor the first timethe true identities of several early madams.
Authors James Pylant and Sherri Knight tell shocking true stories about several of these colorful characters, including:
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