Saloons of the American West by Robert L. Brown
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1978 hardcover book with original clear vinyl dust jacket and 144 pages. From the introduction, "Reduced to its most elementary terms, this book represents an effort to examine, with text and illustrations, some facets of the development of the American West in terms of the evolution of a singular institution--the saloon. Although the word now carries a rather negative connotation in present-day America, an enormous amount of United States history occurred in, or was influenced by, the saloon." Profusely illustrated with historic photographs. Includes much information on saloon tokens. American West; Saloons; Historic Social Clubs; Saloon Tokens