Articles we found in the newspapers which raised our eyebrows in wonder!
Louisiana Journal – January 1, 1891
Viola Dixon, the notorious prostitute and general disturber of the peace, was again up before the recorder on Tuesday for fighting, and was at first fined $5, which was afterwards increased to $10 for using insolent language to his honor. With costs added, amounting in round numbers to $18.15, the Dixon woman was unable to liquidate and she languished in the lockup feeding on cold bread and still colder water until bailed out by her followers.
(We noted they did not mention who her followers were!)