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Brothels, Saloons, Dance Halls, Gambling
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1822 to 1940’s or so…
Historian Hubert Hoover Bancroft described the the gambling establishments as:
“reputable and respectable merchants.” (1979)
“It was early next morning, I bid her goodbye.
She waved from her window with a tear in her eye.
So I did not discover, ’til the middle of June,
I was carrying the keepsake of the Red Light Saloon.
verse from “The Red Light Saloon”
an old logger’s ditty.
The Nevada Saloon
Wk 06, 02/05/1864
Belle Fourche, SD
“Diddlin’ Dora’s” (Fifth Avenue)
Dora du Fran – Madame
Brown’s Hole, UT
Brown’s Hole Saloon (1822 to 1840)
The Dumas Brothel (1890 to 1982)
– 45 E. Mercury St.
-America’s longest running brothel.
-Said to have served over one million “satisfied” customers.
-Today a Museum.
Wk. 06, 02/07/1955
Carson City, NV
Fat Ann’s Saloon
Central City, CO
Lou Bunch’s Parlor House
Lizzie Warwick’s Parlor House
The Bella Union Variety
Wk. 06, 02/05/1876
Don Diego Tavern
St. James Hotel