Minnesota's Notorious Nellie King: Wild Woman of the Closed Frontier

Minnesota's Notorious Nellie King: Wild Woman of the Closed Frontier

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This true crime biography chronicles the misadventures of a lady outlaw who caused havoc across the late-19th century northern plains.

The American historian Frederick Jackson Turner famously declared the 1890s to be the close of the American Frontier. But from 1887 to 1893, a young woman known as Nellie King was far from being tamed. King scandalized the residents of the Dakotas, Minnesota and northern Wisconsin with her fetching appearance, eccentric behavior, and criminal misdeeds. In Minnesota’s Notorious Nellie King, biographer Jerry Kuntz pieces together King’s legendary life—as well as the clues to her true identity.

King employed more than a dozen aliases throughout her career as a fake detective, horse thief, laudanum fiend, and general disturber of the peace across the northern plains. She attracted sensational headlines, love-struck suitors, and stray revolver shots with equal abandon; her story’s Dickensian cast of characters included a hapless counterfeiter, a dashing physician, a battle-hardened magician, and a determined mother.

Contributor(s): Kuntz, Jerry (Author)
ISBN: 1626192073 EAN: 9781626192072
Publisher: History Press
Pages: 144
Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: September 17, 2013

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