Utah's Lawless Fringe; Stories of True Crime

Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 2001. Paperback. 251pp. [23cm ] Green and black wraps with a b&w photo illustration on the front cover. New. Paperback. NEW. Item #32166
ISBN: 1560851481

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.

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