OLD TIME PARKERSBURG MADAM REMEMBERED - Mabel Mackey Spead "Love"

(02/15/2014)

By Jody Murphy
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PARKERSBURG - Prostitution is the world's oldest profession and its workforce is no stranger to the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Since the Civil War - probably before - Parkersburg has been known for its bordellos and red light districts.

Ray Swick, historian for Blennerhassett Island State Park, said part of the downtown area was the center of Parkersburg's red light district that featured many colorfully named bordellos, such as the Red Onion, Noah's Ark, Hawk's Nest and Little Egypt....

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