Researching Historical Fiction, Women in the West

Minnie the Moocher and Opium Use in the Old West

It’s tough to research people and life in the Old West without stumbling over references to opium use. Opiates in various forms were widely prescribed and used, and legal at the time. I’ve read numerous books and articles on the topic of opium, and one day when I’d been delving deep, I happened to listen… Continue reading Minnie the Moocher and Opium Use in the Old West