As early as 1839, Sacramento, California, was home to one of the most enduring symbols of the American West: the saloon. From the portability of the Stinking Tent to the Gold Rush favorite El Dorado Gambling Saloon to the venerable Sutter's Fort, Sacramento saloons offered not simply a nip of whiskey and a round of monte but also operated as polling place, museum, political hothouse, vigilante court and site of some of the nineteenth century's worst violence. From librarian James Scott and the Special Collections of the Sacramento Public Library comes a fascinating history of Sacramento saloons featuring the advent of all types of gaming, the rise of local alcohol production and the color and guile of some of the region's most compelling personalities..
|Publisher:||The History Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Set in the original 1917 Carnegie Foundation-funded section of the Sacramento Public Library, the Sacramento Room was founded in 1995 as an archives and special collection for primary and secondary research materials relative to the history of Sacramento city and country.
Table of Contents
1 Ante Up 11
2 Have Fort or Tent, Will Debauch: 1846-49 21
3 Give Us Your Greedy, Green and Lonely: 1850-52 41
4 The Tipsy Phoenix: 1853-56 79
5 The Ebbing Tide of the Gambling Saloon: 1857-60 113
6 Last Call: 1861 127
About the Author 155