Western: The Baron of Barbary Coast, Part 3 of 3
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was the beginning of the end for the Barbary Coast. The district was heavily damaged by the quake and the subsequent fires. Reconstruction did happen and it did see a brief revival as a somewhat cleaned-up entertainment area.
In 1913, and the fervor leading up to the prohibition of alcohol, the mayor of San Francisco, a man knows as "Sunny Jim", began a crusade against the moral decay that The Barbary Coast was the embodiment of. He was backed up by Randolph Hearst's news empire and there was little that could stop the crusade from succeeding. The last brothel closed in 1917.
So ends the tale of the hive of scum and villainy that was The Barbary Coast.
Adventure: The Baron of Barbary Coast, Western, Åskfågeln. Part 3 of 3.
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