Think Telluride is a special place nowadays? Imagine just how good it looked through the bottom of a shot glass filled with hooch. That was then.
Back in the wild and woolly days at the turn of the 20th century, a gentleman could barely doff his hat to a lady without hitting the front door of a watering hole: there were 37 bars in Telluride during the first 10 years of the last century. Throughout Prohibition, drinks were available just about everywhere, including the Courthouse. When hospitals and banks were closing down in the 1960s, and only 600 stalwart locals remained, saloons stood their ground. In the 1970s, when Telluride became a ski resort, ski bums and hippies replaced cowboys and miners on bar stools, ushering in a new era of liquid history.
Thursday, March 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., the Telluride Historical Museum presents an Historic Pub Crawl, a four-stop tour of Telluride’s most raucous haunts.
Tickets for the crawl are $30 for non-members and $25 for members. Tickets include the guided tour and beer stein with historic image. Drinks are not included. Meet at the Museum at 5:30p.m. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
For more information or to reserve your spot, call 728-3344, x2, visit the museum online, or go straight to the top of Fir St.
To preview the action, check out TellurideNewB's video, or to read their post about the last Crawl: http://www.telluridenewb.com/?p=412