Moments In Time: The Madam of Cook County

Madam Mag Matthews established brothels all along the PAD&W railway, including one in Cook County
Madam Mag Matthews established brothels all along the PAD&W railway, including one in Cook County

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The first liquor license issued in Cook County went to a Canadian woman who opened a brothel near the end of what is now the Gunflint Trail. Her name was Margret Matthews, but people knew her as Mag. She was a powerful woman with a big heart, always looking out for those in need.

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