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10 For The $10: Which SA Woman Should Appear on the $10 Bill? 

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Fannie Porter (1873-1940?)

Porter is a long-shot, as it’s unlikely that the U.S. Treasury Department would approve putting the proprietor of a brothel on official currency. But it’s undeniable that Porter was one of the most enterprising and colorful characters ever to grace the Alamo City. Originally from England, Porter was the long-time madam of a “boarding house” at the corner of Durango and South San Saba. Porter’s brothel was a favorite pit stop of the “Wild Bunch,” a notorious gang of western outlaws whose ranks included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The circumstances surrounding Porter’s death are hazy, though she’s rumored to have died in a car accident in El Paso.

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