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Cripple Creek Prostitute Deaths
(Teller County)
Cripple Creek District, Colorado
Jan MacKell Collins, former director of the Cripple Creek District Museum, collected records on Cripple Creek prostitutes from various sources, from which these death records were extracted. She notes that because they were prostitutes, they were probably not claimed by their families and were buried in unmarked graves at Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Cripple Creek. Because prostitutes often used aliases, she says, these may not be their real names. Collins is the author of Brothels, Bordellos, and Bad Girls: Prostitution in Colorado, 1860-1930 (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2004).