JAYME LYNN BLASCHKE - Inside The Texas Chicken Ranch

Monday, August 15 at 7PM

speaking & signing
Inside The Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse









Tonight we bring you the story of the infamous Texas Chicken Ranch — better known as “the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”. Through exclusive interviews and first-person accounts, journalist Jayme Lynn Blaschke separates fact from fiction and details the Ranch’s climatic rise and fall in his new book Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: the Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse. Join us tonight for the inside scoop.


Thanks to the classic Dolly Parton film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and ZZ Top’s ode “La Grange,” many people think they know the story of the infamous Chicken Ranch. The reality is more complex, lying somewhere between heartbreaking and absurd. For more than a century, dirt farmers and big-cigar politicians alike rubbed shoulders at the Chicken Ranch, operated openly under the sheriff’s watchful eye. Madam Edna Milton and her girls ran a tight, discreet ship that the God-fearing people of La Grange tolerated if not outright embraced. That is, until a secret conspiracy enlisted an opportunistic reporter to bring it all crashing down on primetime television. Through exclusive interviews with Milton, former government officials and reporters, Jayme Lynn Blaschke delivers a fascinating, revelatory view of the Ranch that illuminates the truth and lies that surround this iconic brothel.


Jayme Blaschke grew up less than twenty miles from the former Chicken Ranch and heard stories about it his entire life. He was the only person to conduct extensive interviews with former Madam Edna Milton Chadwell prior to her death in 2012. Mr. Blaschke’s fiction and nonfiction writing appears in Electric Velocipede, Cross Plains Universe, San Marcos Mercury and more. He earned his BA in journalism at Texas A&M University and studied fine art photography at Texas State University.

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