Brothels, Saloons, Dance Halls, Gambling

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66 Remington cards chips coin - Brothels, Saloons, Dance Halls, Gambling

Photo: U.S. PD 2014 Doc Boyle

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.

Abilene, KS

Aurora, NV

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)

Butte, MT

 Dumas Brothel 2013 - Brothels, Saloons, Dance Halls, Gambling

Dumas Brothel – Butte, MT
Photo: U.S. PD 2000 Acroterion

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

Cheyenne, WY

The Bella Union Variety
Wk. 06, 02/05/1876

Cimarron, NM

Don Diego Tavern

St. James Hotel

Colorado City, CO

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