The permanent closure of the Chicken Ranch on August 1, 1973, made international headlines. The legendary brothel—reputed to have maintained continuous business for 144 years—seemed invincible until that fateful day. But if the brothel’s opponents had hoped the story would end there, they were surely disappointed. Immortalized by a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and subsequent motion picture, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" grew in fame and notoriety even as time and neglect took a toll on the original building. Decades passed, and rumors spread even as memory faded. The Chicken Ranch had moved to Dallas and became a restaurant, some recalled. No, it had burned to the ground, others said. They tore it down long ago, argued another. No matter the story, one thing remained consistent: There was nothing left to see.
Now, on the 40th anniversary of the Chicken Ranch’s closure, GHOSTS OF THE CHICKEN RANCH takes readers on a photographic tour of the brothel’s ruins and shows that “nothing left to see” is not entirely true...
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