Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse

Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse

by Jayme Lynn Blaschke

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ISBN-13: 9781439657041
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: Landmarks
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 339
Sales rank: 811,541
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Jayme Blaschke grew up less than twenty miles from the former Chicken Ranch and heard stories about it his entire life. He was the only person to conduct extensive interviews with former Madam Edna Milton Chadwell prior to her death in 2012. Mr. Blaschke's fiction and nonfiction writing appears in Electric Velocipede, Cross Plains Universe, San Marcos Mercury and more. He earned his BA in journalism at Texas A&M University and studied fine art photography at Texas State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

1 A History that Grows in the Telling 11

2 Aunt Jessie 27

3 Miss Edna 47

4 Trixie, the Throw-Away Dog (and Other Societal Rejects) 60

5 Hullabaloo! 82

6 Big Jim 96

7 Everybody Who's Anybody 114

8 What Doesn't Kill Me… 137

9 The Wagon Wheel 154

10 Marvin Zindler, Eye! Witness! News! 168

11 Wheels within Wheels 184

12 Not with a Bang 197

13 Hell to Pay 221

14 Didn't See That Coming 240

15 Enduring Legacy 261

Appendix A 289

Appendix B 295

Notes 299

Index 329

About the Author 335

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Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read. I am really looking forward to reading more from this author.
book-babe-311 More than 1 year ago
I was born in La Grange many years after the closing of the chicken ranch, 1980 to be specific; however growing up I still heard many different stories about it from locals who claimed to have visited it personally and from other sources, but you couldn't fully be sure if they were telling you the truth or embellishing it to make the stories more interesting. When I heard about this book curiosity had me wanting to read it and I wasn't disappointed! Jayme Blaschke really researched this so well. Some stuff in the book I had already heard about but there was many surprising things I learned, not only on the chicken ranch itself but the history around Fayette County in its early years and it's many fascinating citizens. The pictures throughout the book was a added bonus and interesting as well. When I think of my hometown I don't really want to think of it as being remembered only for the chicken ranch but it was very much a big part of it's history so to me to have history documented well is a way to learn about the past and to be able to share that past with the future. Great job Jayme Blaschke! Well written!