The Murder of Cherry de St Maurice, Queen of the Underworld

Murdered in 1913, Californa’s wealthiest madam’s true identity is now lost to time

Heather Monroe
18 min readOct 5, 2021

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Los Angeles Evening Post-RecordLos Angeles, California, 14 Jul 1913, Mon • Page 2

California’s capital, Sacramento, was an early 19th-century hotbed for prostitution. There weren’t many women on the frontier. Gold Rushers often found themselves reaching the end of their prospects on the west coast where many…

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Heather Monroe

Welcome readers! Heather Monroe is a genealogist and writer who resides in California with her partner and their nine children. •True Crime• History• Memoir•