Violet McNeal was a teenage runaway who gained fame on the medicine show circuit of the late 1800s through the early 20th Century. She left her abusive partner, quit opium, married and settled in Oregon and later California.
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Violet McNeal ran away from her family’s rural Iowa farm in the early 1900s and fell under the spell of conman and patent medicine “doctor” Will Archimbauld who hooked her on opium and promises of fame and fortune. Read...