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In the Stacks: New Alaskana

...and death served Skagway's economic purposes at the time. Her research goes deep, showing that the charming Jefferson Randolph Smith was probably neither as philanthropic nor as dastardly as his Old West legend has made him out to be, but she...
Accumulated Fragments: The mother of the North

...most prominent and influential citizens was the proprietor of the Smith's Parlours; a saloon. He was called Jefferson Randolph Smith or Soapy Smith. He was the titular head of organized crime in Skagway. Every day he would ride by the cook...
Accumulated Fragments - Bartlett: the stories behind the name

...trouble, having most of their luggage and money stolen. But, as luck would have it, the two young ladies met Jefferson Randolph Smith, who took pity on them and became their protector and benefactor. This relationship continued for a lifetime...
Soapy Smith gets a little posthumous credit

...good guy. Remember, we're celebrating the night he was shot, not the night he was born," Haydn said. Jefferson Randolph Smith (1860-1898) gained the nickname "Soapy" from a scam he developed and his gang ran in the West. Acting...
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Earp rides again - in Skagway 7/7/98

...July 7, 1998 By ERIC FRY Wyatt Earp and Jefferson Randolph Smith were in Skagway this week but compliments were...1890s until he was shot to death 100 years ago. Jefferson Randolph Smith of Huntington Beach, Calif., a great-grandson...


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