For over forty years, Jan has visited ghost towns and other forgotten historic spots across the American West. An historian and writer since 1989, she has given dozens of presenations, programs, speeches, appearances and interviews in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oregon and more. Her research, especially in the history of the prostitution industry, reaches the above states, as well as Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and more. 


Jan also consults in the areas of historic preservation, genealogy, film and writing, and has published over 2,500 articles about the history of west. She enjoys working with government agencies, historical societies, libraries, museums and individuals to discover, document, explain and preserve American history. 

For more information, program requests or consultations, contact Jan at JanMacKellCollins@gmail.com or by going to the Contact page.

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