The Resource Frontier madam : the life of Dell Burke, Lady of Lusk, June Willson Read, (electronic resource)

Frontier madam : the life of Dell Burke, Lady of Lusk, June Willson Read, (electronic resource)

Label
Frontier madam : the life of Dell Burke, Lady of Lusk
Title
Frontier madam
Title remainder
the life of Dell Burke, Lady of Lusk
Statement of responsibility
June Willson Read
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first biography of Dell Burke, whose estate sale drew national attention when she died in 1981 at age 93. Painstakingly researched for over five years, June Willson Read?s landmark history tells the story of a broken young woman who saw opportunities in the Alaskan gold rush, the copper mines in Montana and the oil fields in Wyoming. But it wasn?t mining that made Burke?s fortune ? she focused on the entertainment needs of the lonely men who poured into the uncharted west to strike it rich. In 1919, the genteel and gracious Burke opened the Yellow Hotel brothel in Lusk, Wyoming, where she reigned for six decades, until 1978. Although condemned for her profession, she was beloved for her generosity and her devotion to the community. For example, during the Depression, Burke financed Lusk?s water-power system and single-handedly saved the town from going bankrupt. Read interviewed locals, historians, and Burke descendents to present a fascinating story of a little-known entrepreneurial powerhouse
Member of
Cataloging source
VALIL
Dewey number
306.74/2/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ145.W86
LC item number
R43 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Freading eBooks
Target audience
adult
Frontier madam : the life of Dell Burke, Lady of Lusk, June Willson Read, (electronic resource)
Label
Frontier madam : the life of Dell Burke, Lady of Lusk, June Willson Read, (electronic resource)
Link
https://epl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDA5LTM1NDA3MDE=
Publication
Copyright
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Related Items
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-207)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn841494785
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=9780762755554/LC.GIF&client=780-496-1833&type=xw12&upc=&oclc=%28Sirsi%29%20f841494785
Dimensions
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'EPLMNA': 'https://epl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1323150005'}
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 207 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780762755554
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) f841494785
  • (CaAE) f841494785

Library Locations

    • Stanley A. Milner (Downtown)Borrow it
      7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2V4, CA
      53.542897 -113.48975860000002
Processing Feedback ...