Soapy Smith

Soapy Smith

Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith II (November 2, 1860 – July 8, 1898) was a famous con artist, saloon and gambling house proprietor, gangster and crime boss of the nineteenth century old west. He is most famous for having a major hand in the organized criminal operations of Denver, Colorado; Creede, Colorado; and Skagway, Alaska, from 1879 to 1898. His fame is partially due to the spectacular way in which he died in the shootout on Juneau Wharf.

Read more about Soapy Smith:  Early Years, Career, The Prize Package Soap Racket, Criminal Boss of Denver, Colorado, Creede, Colorado, Back To Denver, Skagway, Alaska, and The Klondike Gold Rush, Death, The Soapy Smith Legend

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Soapy Smith - Popular Culture - Other
... The Ballad of Soapy Smith (1983) A play by Michael Weller featuring Denis Arndt as Soapy ... "The Ballad of Soapy Smith" (1965) A song by Al Oster, Northland Music Company (Call of Alaska, FR-1009) ... Soapy Smith's Pioneer Restaurant 543 2nd Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4728 "The Days of 98 Show with Soapy Smith" Eagles Hall, Gold Rush Productions Inc ...
Skagway, Alaska - History
... locals organized by Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith ... of this period was bad man Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith ... Smith also controlled a comprehensive spy network, a private militia called the Skaguay Military Company, the newspaper, the Deputy U.S ...
Martin Itjen - Opens Soapy Smith Museum
... This included badman Soapy Smith's grave, who was at the height of power when Itjen arrived, and was killed in Skagway at the Shootout on Juneau Wharf ... In 1935 Martin purchased and restored Soapy's saloon as part of his streetcar tour ... opening the front door to enter, were greeted by an effigy of Soapy Smith standing at the bar ...
Texas Jack Vermillion - Out West - Soapy Smith Gang
... In 1888, he joined the Jefferson Randolph Soapy Smith gang in Denver, Colorado in which he worked as a booster and shill ... In August 1889 he was with Soapy Smith, Bascomb Smith, and "Fatty Gray" Morris at the Pocatello, Idaho train depot shootout, where a rival bunco gang tried to assassinate Soapy ...

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