Thursday, August 2, 2012

Query: Lookout Mountain of Fort Wayne

I am looking for a citation or confirmation on an article that I read couple of years ago. The article was about a brothel known as “Lookout Mountain,” that existed in Fort Wayne during the 1865-1866 period. It was said to have been located about two miles south of the city on the Piqua Road. The brothel was kept by a Mrs. Read and was the temporary headquarters of a famous gang of counterfeiters including Pete McCartney and Miles Ogle. A police raid forced Pete to move to another brothel in Frenchtown, Indiana, kept by a Mrs. Toner and Alice Gilson, once the queen of the Fort Wayne demimonde. Any help finding the citation or confirmation of this story would be appreciated.

Bob McCabe
mccabebob@southbell.com

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