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Doc Holliday and the Powder Puff Poker Players – Part 4

 

February 10, 2019



In Doc Holliday’s day, most women chose to live out their lives as wife and homemaker, with a spouse and children. In the west after the Civil War, this type of life was generally regarded as rewarding, but highly labor intensive.

In such times, a woman’s possible sources of income for an expected 40-year lifetime were quite limited. And if she were to lose her husband to illness, accident, a conflict with other people, or the limited availability of medical services, she would be faced with even fewer options to support herself and any children she might have at the time. Further, if a...



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