NEBRASKAland December 2017

NEBRASKAland Magazine is dedicated to outstanding photography and informative writing with an engaging mix of articles and photos highlighting Nebraska’s outdoor activities, parklands, wildlife, history and people.

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maha in 1886 boasted about 150 saloons manned by a host of bartenders who ministered to the city's thirst for beer and hard liquor. The Omaha Bee on Sept. 26, 1886, noted the "many things, interesting and curious, that might be written about the Omaha bartenders." The Bee noted that each saloon usually employed two men behind the bar. However, "not more than a score ... are first- class bar tenders." A Brief History By the Nebraska State Historical Society O "Women, High Living, and Diamonds" for Omaha's Bartenders 12 NEBRASKAland • DECEMBER 2017 In 1930s Scottsbluff, "high living" included Storz beer and a game of pool. NSHS RG2528-6-22 0 he quor or or or or or or or or or or or. ted d th th th the cie ie ie iety ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty nd This little shack was said to have been the first saloon in Palisade, Nebraska. The story is that it was located across the tracks because local women had petitioned town officials to prohibit a saloon in town. Local men honor the shack's history in this 1915 photo. NSHS RG5339-6

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