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Stan Cohen
Alaska Mag article
Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:06pm

In the latest issue of Alaska Mag an article about Wyatt Erp in AK mentions that Soapy Was in Wrangell after his escapades in Skagway. Hard to believe when He was killed in Skagway. Haven't found any info that Soapy ever placed his con games in Wrangell. I assume that the author doesn't know his Klondike history or got his towns mixed up. Will contact the magazine if they are even interested in making a correction.

Stan Cohen Author, Missoula, MT

    • Alaska Magazine Articleart.petersen, Wed Jan 21 8:15am
      During the long research phase of Jeff's comprehensive biography of Soapy, word of grafters in Wrangell turned up now and then, and sometimes they were tagged as Soapy's men. Only one of these... more
    • Soapy in Wrangell?Jeff Smith, Tue Jan 20 10:56pm
      Thank you, Stan. Good catch! There were stories that Soapy started out in Wrangell, but there is no provenance. In fact, there is no evidence he visited Wrangell. It is highly unlikely. Jeff Smith
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