Wicked Sacramento

Historian William Burg shares the long-hidden stories of criminals and crusaders from Sacramento's past.

Wicked Sacramento

Wicked Sacramento

In the early 1900s, Sacramento became a battleground in a statewide struggle. On one side were Progressive political reformers and suffragettes. Opposing them were bars, dance halls, brothels and powerful business interests. Caught in the middle was the city's West End, a place where Grant "Skewball" Cross hosted jazz dances that often attracted police attention and Charmion performed her infamous trapeze striptease act before becoming a movie star. It was home to the "Queen of the Sacramento Tenderloin," Cherry de Saint Maurice, who met her untimely end at the peak of her success, and Ancil Hoffman, who ingeniously got around the city's dancing laws by renting riverboats for his soirées. Historian William Burg shares the long-hidden stories of criminals and crusaders from Sacramento's past.

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Wicked Sacramento
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: William Burg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-24 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

In the early 1900s, Sacramento became a battleground in a statewide struggle. On one side were Progressive political reformers and suffragettes. Opposing them were bars, dance halls, brothels and powerful business interests. Caught in the middle was the city's West End, a place where Grant "Skewball" Cross hosted jazz dances
Sacramento Motorcycling: A Capital City Tradition
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Kimberly Reed Edwards
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

In 1913, the merger of the Sacramento Motorcycle Club with the Capital City Wheelmen catapulted Sacramento into becoming one of the biggest motorcycle hubs in the state. Cycles roared into town from all corners of California to participate in championship races, hill climbs, endurance runs and field meets. Races teemed
Harper's Magazine
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1873 - Publisher:

Important American periodical dating back to 1850.
Harper's New Monthly Magazine
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells
Categories: American literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1873 - Publisher:

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Wicked Pleasure:
Language: en
Pages: 122
Authors: Lora Leigh
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-09 - Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Illicit pleasures and the most sinful of desires abound in the second part of #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh's previously published novel Wicked Pleasure, now exclusively in e. Chase and Cam are tired of waiting for Jaci to admit that she craves the pleasure the two men can give her

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