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Your thought
Sat May 26, 2012 12:30pm

Hello, Martha.

This discussion forum is for the sharing and discussion of information. Anytime I can I am willing to share what I know for the benefit of all.

It sounds like you are asking for a book on little-known old west gamblers? Most books I know of contain information on the more well-known gambler's, however, many books, including mine, will included associates of those better known gambler's. Sometimes, digging around into the lives of those associates uncovers the history of a very interesting gambler who for what-ever reason missed out on becoming famous, but should be. Again, I will push my book your way as I do have a "rogues history gallery" of very interesting, but little known, gambler's (mostly cheats) who worked for and with Soapy.

You can read more about (and order) my book, Alias Soapy Smith: The Life and Death of a Scoundrel HERE

Jeff Smith

  • GamblersMartha Fanning, Fri May 25 4:08pm
    Jeff, not to ask you for research you don't need to share, but I have a thought on the brain about little known Old West gamblers. Do you know of any such book out there? Thanks, Martha
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    • Your thought — Jeff Smith, Sat May 26 12:30pm
      • YESMartha Fanning, Sat May 26 4:38pm
        Yes, that's the thought rambling around in my head. Who were the lesser-known gamblers, who were gambling at the same time as the better known gamblers in the Old West? I'd love to have your book,... more
        • Small question with vast answerJeff Smith, Sat May 26 6:01pm
          Hi, Martha. There were many many gamblers in every state and territory in the U.S. P. T. Barnum's famous quote about a "sucker born every minute" is often misquoted as most people do not understand... more
          • Thanks, Jeff. I'm impressed.Martha Fanning, Sat May 26 9:13pm
            Very interesting, & thank you for this: "If you really want to know them all you will need to read the old newspapers, literally page by page. I suggest specializing in a particular area or state, as ... more
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