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Denver: A Vice-Filled Mining Town Turns High-Tech and High-End
Denver: A Vice-Filled Mining Town Turns High-Tech and High-End
Thanks to the nearby silver mines, boomtown Denver once boasted a red light district that rivaled New Orleans' "Storyville" and lined the pockets of characters and con men including Soapy Smith (pictured) and madams like Mattie Silks (pictured), who once fought a duel with rival Kate Fulton. The city still has seedy areas like Colfax Point, but its sex industry most recently made news when Federal Judge Edward Nottingham's alleged use of ipayfriendfinder.com and escort agencies Bada Bing and Denver Players led to his resignation. Nottingham resigned without confirming the allegations.
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