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Bed Races celebrate Brothel Days in Virginia City

Bed Races celebrate Brothel Days in Virginia City

Brothel Days in Virginia City highlighted by bed races down Main Street.

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Brothel Days shine light on women of the night

Brothel Days shine light on women of the night

VIRGINIA CITY — One spectator observed last weekend, “Brothel bed races, huh? Seems like win or lose, you still come out OK.”

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Mariah Fredrickson waits with her horse Oakley

Mariah Fredrickson waits with her horse Oakley

Virginia City Overland Stage employee Mariah Fredrickson waits with her horse Oakley for a stage coach tour to return outside the company’s office in Virginia City.

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Waiting for the dance to begin

Waiting for the dance to begin

Sheridan High School classmates Christopher Hamilton and Mercedes Ronnander wait for the 1864 Grand Victorian Ball for Montana Territory to begin on June 21.

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Christina Marie Koch

Christina Marie Koch

Christina Marie Koch takes a brief break before returning to the stage to perform vaudeville with the Virginia City Players. The Virginia City Players perform melodrama plays and vaudeville variety acts through out the summer in Virginia City.

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Gay signals the start of a matress race

Gay signals the start of a matress race

Bale of Hay saloon co-owner Gay Rossow signals the start of a bed race.

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Promenade down Main Street

Promenade down Main Street

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church rector Keith Axberg leads a promenade of approximately 100 dancers down Main Street of Virginia City before the 1864 Grand Victorian Ball for Montana Territory on June 21.

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Eric Schnitter and Sarah Griffin dance

Eric Schnitter and Sarah Griffin dance

Eric Schnitter and Sarah Griffin dance between Joshua Barbagello and Danielle Dodge at the 1864 Grand Victorian Ball for Montana Territory on June 21.

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Violinist Ingrid DeGroot

Violinist Ingrid DeGroot

Violinist Ingrid DeGroot of the Professor R. Alexander James and his Distinguished Dance Music Ensemble performs for the dancers at the 1864 Grand Victorian Ball for Montana Territory.

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Bonanza Inn-mates at the finish line

Bonanza Inn-mates at the finish line

Bonanza Inn-mate team member Daniel Hasckover recovers after pushing a bed up Main Street in Virgina City for the Brothel Days Bed Racing event.

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Shawna Durney crosses the finish line

Shawna Durney crosses the finish line

Shawna Durney of the Virginia City Players bed racing team cross finish line. The Virginia City Players were the winners of the races and awarded a $100 bar tab at the Bale of Hay Saloon, the host of the event. The bed races were held during Brothel Day at Virginia City.

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Custom bed wheels

Custom bed wheels

A custom-made castor wheel on one of the racing beds.

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The Virginia City Players bed racing team made up of rider Shawna Durney and pushers Kalond Irlanda, Blair Rath, James Durney, and Alex Armstrong break away from their rivals after the caster on their bed broke off. The bed races were held during Brothel Day at Virginia City.

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Hurdy Gurdy girls

Hurdy Gurdy girls

Hurdy Gurdy girls Gay Rossow, Tanya Engle, Joanne Tournade and Kay Rossow pose outside the Bale of Hay Saloon in Virginia City. The ladies dressed in brothel attire for Brothel Days. Kay and Gay are owners of the saloon and hosts of Brothel Days.

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Brianna Lords in the shade

Brianna Lords in the shade

Brianna Lords of Idaho Falls uses a lace umbrella for shade before entering the 1864 Grand Victorian Ball for Montana Territory on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

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Kelly Cline rides a bed

Kelly Cline rides a bed

Kelly Cline rides a bed pushed by fellow Americorp Volunteers Eric Schnitter, left, Daniel Ficker, Storm Czerwinski and Cody Miller during the Bed Races held during Brothel Days at Virginia City. The team won the ‘first place loser award’ for finishing second best during the races.

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Curly Two Guns and Curly Montana

Curly Two Guns and Curly Montana

Anthony “Curly Two Guns” Pratt and his wife Judy “Curly Montana” Amesbury take a break from minding their Virginia City shop, Ellings Gold Exchange, to enjoy the Bed Races.

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Virginia City Brothel Days

Virginia City Brothel Days

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Virginia City players race a mattress

Virginia City players race a mattress

The Virginia City Players mattress racing teammade up of rider Shawna Durney and pushers Kalond Irlanda, Blair Rath, James Durney, and Alex Armstrong. The mattress races were held during Brothel Day at Virginia City.

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Mariah Fredrickson waits with her horse Oakley

Mariah Fredrickson waits with her horse Oakley

Virginia City Overland Stage employee Mariah Fredrickson waits with her horse Oakley for a stage coach tour to return outside of the companies office in Virginia City.

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