The History Guy: “A Very Bad Man – Soapy Smith”

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The History Guy: “A Very Bad Man – Soapy Smith”

“Jefferson “Soapy” Smith was one of the most skilled, and infamous, confidence men in United States history. He was “so dirty he made a crime out of soap”. His life of crime is a ripping yarn and a cautionary tale that deserves to be remembered. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provide illustration. As very few images of the actual event are available in the Public Domain, images of similar objects and events are used for illustration. “Alias Soapy Smith,” written by Jeff Smith, and can be purchased here: Jeff Smith also does performances as his great grandfather, including the shell game and the prize soap racket.
More on his FaceBook page:… You can purchase the bow tie worn in this episode at The Tie Bar:… All events are portrayed in historical context and for educational purposes. No images or content are primarily intended to shock and disgust. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Non censuram.”

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