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The Hog Ranch was in 1873 gebouwd als sociaal centrum voor soldaten die gelegerd waren in Fort Laramie. Deze plek werd berucht als een plek van gokken, zuipen en prostitutie. Volgens het opschrift was de token 2 dollar waard en waarschijnlijk in te wisselen voor een happie eten of iets anders wat in die tijd voor 2 dollar verkrijgbaar was.
Ik weet niet of deze penning echt is, op ebay is ie goedkoop te verkrijgen.
Onderstaand uitgebreidere informatie van wikipedia over The Hog Ranch:
Fort Laramie Three-Mile Hog Ranch
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The Fort Laramie Three-Mile Hog Ranch was built to serve as a social center away from the soldiers' post at historic Fort Laramie. Fort Laramie was a 19th-century military post in eastern Wyoming. It became notorious as a place for gambling and drinking, and for prostitution, with at least ten prostitutes always in residence. The location is notable as an example of one of only a few military bordellos still standing in the United States by 1974, the time of its nomination to the National Register of Historic Places The Fort Laramie site was one of a number of so-called "hog ranches" that appeared along trails in Wyoming.
Located about 3 miles (4.8 km) from old Fort Laramie, the ranch was established in 1873 by Jules Ecoffey and Adolph Cuny as a trading post and saloon. The next year prostitution was added as a further attraction. One of the young prostitutes was said to be Martha Jane Cannary, more popularly known in later years as Calamity Jane.
Both Ecoffey and Cuny had died by 1877. However, the site remained important as a social, commercial and transportation center, the nearest town of any size being Cheyenne, 85 miles (137 km) away. The Cheyenne and Black Hills Stagecoach Company operated a hotel for stagecoach passengers, which apparently coexisted with the bordello, both operating until the stage line was abandoned in 1887.
The ranch was described by U.S. Army Lieutenant John Gregory Bourke:
... tenanted by as hardened and depraved set of witches as could be found on the face of the globe. It [was] a rum mill of the worst kind [with] half a dozen Cyprians, virgins whose lamps were always burning brightly in expectancy of the coming of the bridegroom, and who lured to destruction the soldiers of the garrison. In all my experience I have never seen a lower, more beastly set of people of both sexes.
Two structures remain: a "U"-shaped lime-grout building that housed the bar and had several rooms and a cellar, and a wooden barn. (Lime-grout was used as an early form of concrete.) Other buildings, now vanished, included a barn with loopholes for defense, eight "cribs" or two-room cabins for prostitutes, shops, and a pool hall.
The Fort Laramie Three-Mile Hog Ranch was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
1. ^ Jump up to: a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
2. ^ "Fort Laramie Three-Mile Hog Ranch". Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2009-08-02.
3. ^ Jump up to: a b c d DeArment, Robert K. (2007). "John Owens". Deadly Dozen 2: Forgotten Gunfighters of the Old West. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 74. ISBN 978-0-8061-3863-3.
4. ^ Griske, Michael (2005). The Diaries of John Hunton. Heritage Books. p. 85. ISBN 0-7884-3804-2.
5. ^ Jump up to: a b Hedren, Paul L. (December 8, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Fort Laramie Three -mile Hog Ranch". National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-08-02.
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