Soapy Smith

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Soapy Smith

Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith II (November 2, 1860 - July 8, 1898) was an American confidence trickster and gangster. He was a major figure in organized crime in Colorado and Skagway, Alaska.

He was born in Coweta County, Georgia. He was killed in a shootout in Skagway when he was 37.[1]

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  1. Smith, Jeff. (2009). Alias Soapy Smith : the life and death of a scoundrel : the biography of Jefferson Randolph Smith II (1st ed ed.). Juneau, Alaska: Klondike Research. ISBN 9780981974316. OCLC 472487529.CS1 maint: Extra text (link)