June 25, 2010

Soapy Smith's tax bill 1898: Artifact #18

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Artifact #18 is a special tax bill for property in St. Louis owned by Soapy and his wife, Mary. Note that it is stamped JULY 8, 1898, the day Soapy was killed in Skagway, Alaska and delivered to Mary personally on July 13. The property is their home at 917 Locust Street. The bill is for additional funds ($95.84) owed to the St. Louis Quarry Construction Company for "Constructing Sidewalk with Artificial Stone Flagging" on "Oak Hill Avenue, between Humphrey and Arsenal Street."

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