Ranch (brothel)

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This article is about brothels. For other uses, see Ranch (disambiguation).

Ranch is a common name used to describe a brothel, especially in western areas of the United States.


This usage dates back to the original Chicken Ranch near the town of LaGrange, Texas, an old brothel that is no longer open which accepted chickens as payment during the Great Depression. Over time the place became overrun with chickens.

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Many of Nevada's other legal brothels also incorporate the term "ranch" into their names.

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