Dutch Anne

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Dutch Annie

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Dutch Annie (shown) was a prostitute and Madam in Tombstone, Arizona during the early 1880’s. She was called the “Queen of the Red Light District” and like the others of her profession her real name is unknown.

Dutch Annie was a kind and generous soul who could be counted on to give generously to miners in need. She gave money frequently to them during difficult times. Annie’s generosity earned her the respect of the citizens of Tombstone at every level of society.

When she ...died in 1883 her funeral at Boothill Cemetery was attended by more than 1,000 citizens who formed a procession following the hearse. This included mourners from all walks of life including the town’s most prominent citizens and nearly all of the girls from the Red Light District.