Old Forty-Niners And California Pioneers

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, January 18th, 2014 · Quotes

“Situated on the main street of the town [0f Austin, Nevada] is a drinking saloon, bearing the sign of ‘The Sazerac,’ after the famous brand of brandy of that name. This saloon was the resort of a number of choice spirits other than those kept behind the bar—old forty-niners and California pioneers for the most part—who during the long winter evenings sat around the stove, smoked their pipes, fired tobacco juice at a mark on the stovepipe, and swapped lies and other reminiscences”  The Sazerac Lying Club: A Nevada Book by Fred H. Hart, Editor Of The Austin “Reveille” State Of Nevada.  Published by Samuel Carson, 1878.

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