January 8, 2009

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“Jeff Smith’s Parlors,” read the sign over one door. Here the headquarters of the notorious “Soapy Smith” gang. Here the “Fly,” the unsophisticated one, was invited into the “Parlor” by the proverbial “Spider,” with the usual result. Here crime flourished unhampered, with the connivance of the constituted authorities.

Quote source: Grit, Grief and Gold; A True Narrative of an Alaskan Pathfinder, by Dr. Fenton B. Whiting, Seattle, Peacock Publishing Company. 1933. p. 28.

Photograph source: Morning Oregonian (Portland), July 22, 1898, p. 8.

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