Crime History, July 31, 1973: ‘Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ is finally shut down after a century in business

The Chicken Ranch

On this day, Aug. 1, in 1973,  a notorious brothel that had operated in Texas for more than 100 years was finally shut down following a series of reports by a Houston TV reporter. Known as the “Chicken Ranch” in La Grange, the bordello was perhaps the oldest continuously running brothel in the nation, made […]