LOOK OUT FOR "SOAPY" SMITHSt. Louis DispatchSeptember 23, 1897(Click image to enlarge)
e reported himself in good health and money." New information showing that Soapy Smith did go to St. Louis to check up on his ailing wife, Mary, after leaving Skagway. Below is the transcription of the article from the St. Louis Dispatch, September 23, 1897.
LOOK OUT FOR “SOAPY” SMITH
The Smooth Man
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