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Saturday, February 1, 2014

James Scott on 'Sacramento's Gold Rush Saloons' - February 27th

 Time Tested Books 
is pleased to present
James Scott
Thursday, February 27th, at 7:00pm
Reading & Signing

Sacramento's Gold Rush Saloons: El Dorado in a Shot Glass

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.

This event is FREE and everyone is invited! 

1 comment:

Julie Taylor said...

I will be out of town or I would love to attend! For the author: My late father-in-law owned a saloon in Amador County probably in the 30's. His name was Ken Taylor. I wish I knew the name of it. Do you recognize the name? We are trying to get info about him. He grew up in Plymouth and caught a bank robber when he was 16. Thank you! My email is