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Houston Madam: The Story of Pamelia Mann, Texas Pioneer by [Shelton, Gene]
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Pamelia Mann lived in Texas for less than a decade before her death in 1840, but during that time she became known as one of the more colorful characters in the state’s storied history.

She was an expert horsewoman, a deadly shot with rifle or pistol, and for a time owned and operated the most famed hotel and brothel in Houston, then the seat of government for the new republic.

Pamelia is known as the woman who confronted General Sam Houston during the famed “Runaway Scrape,” when the ragged Texas Army and the civilian populace fled the invasion of Mexican forces after the fall of the Alamo. The incident became widely known as “Houston’s Defeat.”

She is also one of the few women ever sentenced to hang in Texas, though she narrowly escaped the gallows. Despite her frequent brushes with the law, Pamelia became one of the bright stars in Houston social circles, much to the dismay of many of the town’s leading ladies. She also built a reputation as a woman of compassion. When a yellow fever and cholera epidemic ravaged the city, she changed her bawdy house into a hospital, and even helped nurse many of the patients.

Pamelia Mann died only six years after she first came to the northern Mexico province that was to become the Republic of Texas. That six years spanned one of the most storied periods in the place that became Texas, in which many of the state’s enduring legends were born. Pamelia Mann earned her place among those legends.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1794 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1523974052
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  • Publisher: Pecos Press (29 February 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CF5FTSK
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