Soapy Smith, the villian of The Gold Rush Christmas and a con man kingpin of Skagway, Alaska in 1897.

Soapy Smith's Saloon Bar at Skagway, Alaska, 1898

Soapy Smith, the villian of The Gold Rush Christmas and a con man kingpin of Skagway, Alaska in

Jefferson Smith 1860-1898 aka Soapy Smith, famous Bunko Man of the Old West

Soapy Smith, Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith II was a famous con artist, saloon and gambling house proprietor, gangster and crime boss of the nineteenth century old west. A con involving soap in Leadville, Colorado earned him his nickname.

Soapy Smith's Saloon Bar at Skagway, Alaska, 1898 Photographic Print

Soapy Smith's Saloon Bar at Skagway, Alaska, 1898

Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and Soapy Smith in Creede, Colorado

For the next several years, Earp worked as a lawman in Dodge during cattle-trading season, spending the rest of the year as a professional gambler in Texas .

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3 Original 1898 Photos, Soapy Smith, Alaska Klondike Gold Rush

klondike gold rush | Original 1898 Photos Soapy Smith Alaska Klondike Gold Rush | eBay

Standing over six feet tall, the broad shouldered Josias M. “Si” Tanner stepped up to Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith on the night of July 8, 1898, to ask him and his companions to turn around and leave the Juneau Company Wharf in Skagway, Alaska. Flanked by Frank Reid and Jesse Murphy, Si had volunteered to …

Standing over six feet tall, the broad shouldered Josias M. “Si” Tanner stepped up to Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith on the night of July 8, 1898, to ask him and his companions to turn around and leave the Juneau Company Wharf in Skagway, Alaska. Flanked by Frank Reid and Jesse Murphy, Si had volunteered to …

Soapy Smith, conman and  scoundrel, Skagway, AK, 1898

One of the most well-known conmen of the Jefferson Randolph Soapy Smith, II, operated a number of rackets in the American West for decades.

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William Sidney "Cap" Light - Texas Marshal and Soapy Smith Man

Soapy Smith (inset) and his gang of con men who helped trick their fellow citizens by wrapping up a few bars of soap with bills ranging from $5-$100 and then throwing them in a mix, selling each bar for $1 or more. Of course, only the other shills bought the bars with the large bills.– True West Archives –

Soapy Smith (inset) and his gang of con men who helped trick their fellow citizens by wrapping up a few bars of soap with bills ranging from $5-$100 and then throwing them in a mix, selling each bar for $1 or more. Of course, only the other shills bought the bars with the large bills.– True West Archives –

Skagway, AK - Soapy Smith Saloon, 1900

Skagway, Alaska Town Hall and Soapy Smith Saloon, Vintage photo restored by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Soapy Smith's Soap Box: Soapy Smith's Pioneer Restaurant. A must visit. Their King Crab Burgers are legendary!

(Click image to enlarge) W hen in Fairbanks, Alaska all loyal Soapy Smith fans must eat at Soapy Smith's Pioneer Restaurant.

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Soapy Smith leads the July Parade in Skagway,

Soapy Smith's Pioneer Restaurant, Fairbanks: See 171 unbiased reviews of Soapy Smith's Pioneer Restaurant, rated 3.5 of 5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #27 of 210 restaurants in Fairbanks.

Soapy Smith's Pioneer Restaurant, Fairbanks: See 171 unbiased reviews of Soapy Smith's Pioneer Restaurant, rated 3.5 of 5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #27 of 210 restaurants in Fairbanks.

The Soapy Smith skull (Skagway, Alaska). It was painted on a natural rock formation of a human skull in the 1920s as a tourist dedication to Klondike gold rush bad man, Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith.

The Soapy Smith skull (Skagway, Alaska). It was painted on a natural rock formation of a human skull in the as a tourist dedication to Klondike gold rush bad man, Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith.

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