Author of "King Con, the Story of Soapy Smith" will sign books at The Anchorage Museum of History and Art
July 17, 2006
Who: Author and historian Jane Haigh
What: Book signing of her new book King Con, the Story of Soapy Smith
Where: Anchorage Museum of History and Art
When: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 King Con is the story of the legendary conman Soapy Smith and his rise to power during the Klondike gold rush. Soapy Smith came to Skagway in 1897 in search of prospectors to swindle; he and his gang built an empire that would rival any Mafia don. "King of Con, the Story of Soapy Smith," reveals the robberies, murders, card games and illegitimate businesses of the famous opportunist.