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Booked for Launch: Madam Bessie Jones

158 West High Street,
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 243-4642
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Join us at Bosler to learn about the life of Madam Bessie Jones! In Madam Bessie Jones, her life and times, Jones emerges from the shadows of Carlisle (PA) history, first turning tricks in her mother Cora Andrews’ “bawdy house” and then running her brothel from the Roaring Twenties to through chaotic sixties until her murder on October 1, 1972. For fifty years, she catered to the area’s elite white clientele—lawyers, judges, businessmen, and senators. This work of non-fiction traces the struggles of Jones’s operating a successful if illegal business through actual anecdotes despite running afoul of the law, including her murder and the sensational trial. Free to public. Registration Required.