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Jul 14, 2021

Belly up to the bar as Sherry and Marshall chat about saloons on the frontier.

They discuss euphemisms for saloons and whiskey, what they looked like inside, what was drunk in the them, etiquette, and some funny stories.


This show's lagniappe:


Gin Toddy

(use a whiskey glass)


½ teaspoon sugar, dissolved in a little water

1 or 2 lumps of crushed ice

1 jigger of Holland gin


Per Harry Johnson’s Bartenders’ Manual, 1882, "Stir well, and serve. The proper way to serve this drink, is to dissolve the sugar with a little water, put the spoon and ice into the glass, and hand out the bottle of liquor to the customer to help himself.”


Your Hosts:

To learn more about Sherry and her books, visit her website

To learn more about Marshal and his work, visit his website.


Experience History: 

Check out these links to visit some historic saloons on the frontier. 

Palace Saloon, Prescott, Arizona

Silver Dollar Saloon, Leadville, Colorado

Buckhorn Exchange Saloon, Denver, Colorado


Next Episode: 

Prairie Fever: Loneliness and Isolation