How did saloons in the Old West get their liquor delivered?
September 22, 2009 1:19 PM Subscribe
How did saloons in tiny towns in the Old West get liquor delivered?
posted by Senor Cardgage to society & culture (11 answers total)
I'm watching Silverado (pretty good flick btw) and wondering how small town saloons in the old west managed to keep their liquor in stock.
If it's true (and it may not be) that getting goods from point A to point B without your wagon train getting robbed was such an issue, and if it's also true that there wasn't much for a man to do in these towns BUT drink then it seems to me like you'd run out of stuff like crazy.
Did they keep huge storehouses of the stuff?
Weekly wagon deliveries?
Were there regional liquor distributors running well-secured freight operations?
My curiosity has been piqued.
Btw you should check this movie out if you like westerns, Costner notwithstanding.