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Salon & Saloon Lecture: A Stiff Drink and a Good Cigar – The Saloons of Territorial Tucson

October 21, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Salon & Saloon Lecture: A Stiff Drink and a Good Cigar – The Saloons of Territorial Tucson
Presenter: Archaeologist & Historian Homer Thiel
Saturday, October 21, 2 pm
$5/person at the door, or click here to pre-register.

**Lectures are held at the Monsoon Room at JoJo’s Restaurant, 201 N. Court St., across the street from the Presidio Museum. Food and drink will be available for sale during the lecture.

Western movies, TV shows and books portray saloons as places where drunk men had fights and where pretty barmaids charmed patrons. But what were the saloons of Tucson really like? Archaeologist and historian Homer Thiel’s research in newspapers and old photos tells a more complex story. Thiel will discuss his findings to unveil the real Western saloon atmosphere.

Homer Thiel is a historical archaeologist and project director with Desert Archaeology, Inc.  He has more than 30 years of archaeological research experience, specializing in historic archaeology, family history research, bioarchaeology, and artifact studies. He is also a past-president of the Presidio Museum Board of Directors.

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Date:
October 21, 2023
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Venue

LaCo Pub
201 N. Court Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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