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The saloon on the Rocky Mountain mining frontier /
Elliott West.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1979.
xvii, 197 p. : ill., maps.
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Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1979.
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. 183-194.
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Elliott West's careful analysis of the role and development of the saloon as an institution on the mining frontier provides unique insights into the social and economic history of the American West. Drawing on contemporaneous newspapers and many unpublished firsthand accounts, West shows that the physical evolution of the saloon, from crude tents and shanties into elegant establishments for drinking and gaming, reflected the growth and maturity of the surrounding community.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xi
The Saloon on The Rocky Mountain Mining Frontierp. xix
The Sacramental Glass Of Whiskeyp. 1
The Conspicuous Feature Of the Streetsp. 25
The Natural-Born Saloonmanp. 51
The Social Heart-Centre Of the Campp. 73
The Revenue Flows Freelyp. 97
The Morning Afterp. 130
A Census Profile Of Saloon Owners and The Adult Mining Town Populationp. 151
A Biographical Profile Of Saloon Ownersp. 154
Notesp. 157
Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 195
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