Miss Jessie Williams and Chicken Ranch
Miss Jessie opened an undercover brothel, that was known as a "chicken ranch". The ranch was not legal, but Miss Jessie became very close with the law enforcement of the local town, she told them that she would not allow any lawbreakers or drunkards in her home, and it would be a very classy place. So, the city approved that she could run the brothel. The "chicken ranch" opened in 1917 and it began with two sisters that were the original prostitutes, that were used for advertising. As the demand rose, so did the amount of women. Miss Jessie Williams had to expand her home and add more rooms for the raise in demand. The local sherrif even spent time here, just to catch up on the latest gossip and see if anyone had confessed to breaking any laws.
This is the trailer for "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas". This was a musical that was written based on the true story of Miss Jessie Williams, talked about above.