Hmmm. So, the loan is due at Halloween. Mark your calendar.
I'd love to see their museum exhibits.
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What I find the most interesting about the Dumas is when they officially went out of 'business'. Their last day of operation was in 1982. Butte was seemingly immune to the laws of the state and nation at that time. The local police chief shrugged, "they weren't making a lot then, not many knew there was still an active whorehouse in Butte. But hey, they paid taxes, like we all do."Like it was said to Jake, in "Chinatown", "It's Chinatown (Butte), Jake."
1982! That is amazing and interesting. Most definitely a historic story. I'm wondering what kind of exhibits they have in there...
My great-uncle Joey owned a brothel in Clarksburg. Until I was 18, I was told he was in the hotel business. However, his establishment was respected by government and police alike for its help during the flu outbreaks along the riverfront farms in the early 20th century --providing nurses and workers so people would not lose their families or crops. Sometimes, I suspect we've lost that sense of community and glad to see these unsung members honored.