The night has turned violent in the volatile mix of alcohol, girls and gambling.
Fort Benton was the last steamboat stop on the Missouri River. Rivermen, miners, soldiers, frontiersmen, and gamblers patronized its waterfront businesses… including Madame Dumont’s.
Madame Dumont was widely known throughout the West. She primarily was known as a gambler who was entirely honest and even beloved.
History remembers her as “Madame Moustache” for the noticeable hair on her upper lip that grew more pronounced as she aged.
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