Hoist a Cold One!: Historic Bars of the Southwest by Melody Groves,Myke Groves

By Melody Groves,Myke Groves

Throwing a number of beverages again on the bar is a undying story of humanity. within the American previous West, this story performed out in ramshackle huts and classy institutions alike in the most unforgiving terrain possible. whereas the mythical Crystal Palace in Tombstone, Arizona, had little in universal with the tent towns that sprang up in Leadville, Colorado, and Silver urban, New Mexico, one universal function was once the bars—constructed of planks of mahogany, cherrywood, or rosewood. those bars have been usually hauled throughout 1000's of miles of rugged terrain to reach in numerous towns, the place they might aid the elbows, chins, and beverages of these who sought to quench their thirst.

From the Grand lodge in Bisbee to Rosa’s Cantina in El Paso, Myke and Melody Groves inform the tale of the back and front bars of twenty-five institutions in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado via a mixture of ancient history and pictures. This energetic travelogue, whole with riding instructions, will encourage viewers to the West’s previous mining camps, railroad cities, and ranching facilities to forestall in and abdominal as much as the bar.

Melody Groves, writer of 4 novels set within the 1860s Southwest, additionally wrote Ropes, Reins, and Rawhide: All approximately Rodeo (UNM Press). a brand new Mexico gunfighter, she reenacts “shoot-outs” in Albuquerque’s previous Town.

Myke Groves, freelance filmmaker and avid motorcyclist, has had his images featured in local guides akin to New Mexico journal and real West.


"Hoist a chilly One is a needs to for someone with a love for the previous West tavern aesthetic." -- The Midwest e-book Review

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