Utah's Lawless Fringe Stories of True Crime
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Signature Books
Date Published: 2001
Book Id: 32166
251pp. [23cm ] Green and black wraps with a b&w photo illustration on the front cover. New. Paperback.
From the publisher:"Favorite readings from the Utah Historical Quarterly"In this anthology several aspects of the [legal/legislative] process are considered, including one of the worst manifestations of citizen action: vigilantism. Territorial Utah witnessed more lynchings than legal executions. Another citizen trait was an unexpected indifference to vice. In 1908 Salt Lake City had 148 registered prostitutes overseen by a madam who was recruited for the position by the mayor and city council. During Prohibition one of the largest distilleries in the West operated in a Salt Lake warehouse.