Soapy Smith

Birthday
2, 1860
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Jul 8, 1898 (37)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
2, 1860
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Jul 8, 1898 (37)

About

Con man of the Wild West who went out in a spectacular shootout on Juneau Wharf, Alaska.

Before Fame

He operated a number of scams, from rigged gambling establishments, to shell games, and was particularly known for a game where he'd wrap bars of soap in different denominations of money.

Trivia

After he moved his operation to the Alaska of the gold rush era, he moved with resistance from a vigilante committee, in a shootout that left both him and his shooter dead.

Family Life

He was born into a well-to-do family in Coweta County, Georgia.

Associated With

He was mentioned in an episode of the HBO series Deadwood, starring Timothy Olyphant.