Saturday, July 8, 2017

Soapy Smith killed in Skagway, Alaska

Soapy Smith killed in Skagway, Alaska » 1898

Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith II (November 2, 1860 – July 8, 1898) was a con artist, saloon and gambling house proprietor, political boss, gangster, and crime boss of the 19th-century Old West. His most famous scam, the prize package soap sell racket, presented him with the sobriquet of "Soapy,"…

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