Clipped From Lead Daily Call

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 - Legend of Poker Alice written for Rowena...
Legend of Poker Alice written for Rowena Rachetts, Spearfish, by Golda A. Swain, Kentucky Poker Alice, Cigar Smoking, Whiskey Drinking, Straight Shooting Dame, Poker Alice, Poker Alice, Up in Colorado is where Alice won her fame. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice, lay those cards around. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice and lay your money down. She came from mother ' England to our southern land, she finished school as a lady and married an American man. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice, lay those cards around. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice and lay your money down. She lost her husband to the hand of fate. To be a lady she knew she'd fail, so she shuffled the deck, lit a cigar and hit the gold rush trail. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice, lay those cards around. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice and lay your money down. Later she landed in Leadville, gambled with the best of them. She didn't know where she was going, but she sure knew where she'd been. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice, lay those cards around. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice and lay your money down. When Leadville gold began to fade, this sign she understood. In 1876 she beat the gold rush to Deadwood. There she vied with a tough female known as Calamity Jane. Calamity Jane lived by her brawn, Poker Alice used her brain. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice, lay those cards around. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice and lay your money down. She cut the deck with Deadwood Dick. Wild Bill Hickok to her was no myth. The man she shunned in Deadwood, was Preacher Henry Weston Smith. She drifted on to Sturgis, became a wife and mother, still ran a house of ill repute, no different from the other. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice, lay those cards around. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice and lay your money down. The Ft. Meade soldiers did partake of Poker Alice's board and bed, then tried to renegade on gambling debts, and those that did are dead. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice, lay those cards around. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice and lay your money down. Poker Alice was tried for murder at Dakota Territory's expense, again she held the winning hand, it was done in self defense. She was caught and tried for bootlegging, stood condemned before Governor Bulow, again lady luck dealt her a pardon, the good governor let her go. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice, lay those cards around. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice and lay your money down. Poker Alice's life bet was all or nothing, course the end was very near. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice, lay those cards around. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice and lay your money down. In 1930 was Poker Alice's loosing year, on February 28, the good Lord called her bluff, she was betting on a pair of kings, but God held a royal flush. On a lonely hill in Sturgis, 6 feet of the Black Hills earth holds the body of Poker Alice, but not the gold she once was worth. So take a trip to the Black Hills, view the South Dakota Territory, watch the scenes unfold on the streets of Deadwood, and that will complete my story. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice, lay those cards around. Shuffle the deck Poker Alice and lay your money down. WELCOME TO DEADWOOD AND THE DAYS Friday, Saturday August RODEO CARNIVAL Brt Wish- Wish- fur Mwh to EviTjone - GUY H. INSURANCE

Clipped from Lead Daily Call28 Jul 1978, FriPage 11

Lead Daily Call (Lead, South Dakota)28 Jul 1978, FriPage 11
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