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The last of the powder puff poker players – Part 11


April 14, 2019

The women gamblers discussed in this series were initially discovered when Patti and I made a day trip from Angel Fire, New Mexico, to Trinidad, Colorado, and surrounding towns. Being somewhat frugal and opportunistic, I happened to spot a free publication (a price after my own heart) with the title of “New Legends Magazine” in a Trinidad restaurant. The magazine contained an article titled “Gamblers and Gun-Toting Ladies” by Bob Silva. The article covered a number of lady poker players of the late 1800s with a short paragraph or two about each one.

Using the article, I located the...

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