Red Lights and Silk Stockings
Blaine County's Ribald Past
Photography: Courtesy of Idaho State Historical Society and The Regional History Department of The Community Library
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Though Dot Allen might have had class, Peggy Palmer had connections. Her bordello was in a house owned by her boyfriend, and he was one of Blaine County’s early sheriffs. Prior to the 1940s, brothel madams ponied up a portion of their profits to support local law enforcement in return for their turning their heads.