Special Collections of the Sacramento Public Library
6,30 MB
28 Jan 2014

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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..

Get this from a library! Sacramento's gold rush saloons : El Dorado in a shot glass. [James Scott; Sacramento Public Library (Sacramento, Calif.). Special Collections.] -- "Explore the history of the many saloons that sprang up in Sacramento during the bustling Gold Rush era"--