October 5, 2008

Skaguay Oyster Parlors...

The above ad for the Skaguay Oyster Parlors is from the Skaguay News, September 23, 1898, nearly three months after the death of Soapy. Frank Clancy, manager of the saloon is the brother of John Clancy, who had a 1/2 interest in Jeff Smith's Parlor located directly next door. Both Clancy brothers were partners of Soapy Smith. Frank Clancy managed the one business while John managed Clancy's Cafe, now located in Soapy's old saloon.

Mysteriously, both Clancy brothers escaped the wrath of the Citizen's Committee, the vigilante organization formed to take out the Soap Gang.

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