Ladies of the Saturday Night

Dana C. Inkster

2012, 19:00 minutes, colour, English


Post-World War I, Drumheller, Alberta emerged as a boomtown because of the riches of coal in the hills. Drumheller’s early mining communities consisted mainly of immigrant men from around the world who saw mining as the path to a new life in a new land. The world’s oldest profession was an integral part of the community thanks to savvy business women like Mary Roper, and Fanny Ramsley who had hearts of gold and some dubious connections. For many, Saturday night meant a visit to one of the brothels in the valley offering comforts of good music, a game of cards, moonshine, and women’s company.

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