10 Legendary Prostitutes And Madams From The Wild West

The Old West inevitably brings up certain images – a dimly lit saloon, a solo gunslinger, and busy brothels. Old West prostitutes and madams caused as much chaos as any bullet launching Wild West gang, while also managing to do as much good as any honorable, white-hatted sheriff. These women really were the total package.


The impressive thing is how little the women had in regards to resources (and civil liberties). They managed to achieve all this by using their wits and pursuing their passions, whether those passions were matters of the heart, building an empire, or battling for human rights.