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I used to be a bartender at Denver's Oldest Bar on 17th & Market on the day shift.
The sheep herders would come down from the mountains and drink until about 5 PM. It was the first place I'd seen wine on tap. You could get a $.
50 cent glass of muscatal. At 6 the strippers started dancing and had a live band.

Wow! That must have been quite a scene. Thanks for sharing that with us, Rose!

Another insightful post, Brian!
I love the department staffers efforts in not just being custodians of our incredible collections-- but in their own research and exploration in the stacks and resorces-- and then bringing these rich anecdotes and vignettes to light on social media!

We're lucky to have great librarians who happen to be great writers as well!

Nice work!

Thanks for the kind words, Ben!

Brian, a minor nit to pick: those were cheap hotels on Larimer, not motels. Keep up the good work; these photos are always fun an instructional.

Good spot, Chuck and thanks for the kind words! 

John Dunning was a reporter for the Denver Post and wrote about the revolving door of a Hotel where vagrant types lived in the area in the 70s. I am certain it helped clean up the area!

Hi Kandy - Thanks for posting. Those crusading reporters definitely pulled their weight back then.

I remember the area in 1965. My Grandfather owned the Zaza Barber Shop at 1727 Larimer St.

Thanks for sharing that memory with us, Steve. That must have been a very interesting barber shop!

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