Dolly Mickey--one of the old Barbary Coast negro pickpockets. She would not stop at murder to get her victim's money. After a number of arrests she was finally sent to the County Jail for six months. In March, 1906 she left town
More often than not the owners of these brothels, regardless of what kind of house they operated, came away with great fortunes. The more frequented parlor houses seemed each to have its own speciality. Madame Bertha, who ran a parlor house located in Sacramento Street, in addition to the usual activities of such an establishment, gave organ recitals on Sunday afternoons to specially invited guests. The prostitutes sang popular songs while Madame Bertha accompanied.
Barbary Coast Trail, a free walking tour and one of the most amazing ways to experience San Francisco. 3.8 miles long, with a cable car ride at the end (okay so you have to pay for the cable car ride if you decide to use it).
British Slaves on the Barbary Coast: The fishermen and coastal dwellers of 17th-century Britain lived in terror of being kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya). Hundreds of thousands across Europe met wretched deaths on the Barbary Coast in this way. Accounts tell of almost entire villages of men, women and children being spirited away at night from coastal towns in Devon, Cornwall and Ireland. ...Article by Professor Robert…
North African pirate ship According to observers of the late 1500s and early 1600s, there were around 35,000 European Christian slaves held throughout this time on the Barbary Coast - many in Tripoli, Tunis, and various Moroccan towns, but most of all in Algiers. The greatest number were sailors, taken with their ships, but a good many were fishermen and coastal villagers. Out of all these, the British captives were mostly sailors, and although they were numerous See link for much more info