The City and the Saloon

Denver, 1858-1916

by Thomas J. Noel

During Denver's wild ride from frontier mining town to twentieth-century metropolis, the city's saloons, like those of many other western frontier towns, played a vital role in the development of the city. Now with a new preface, Tom Noel's classic study, The City and the Saloon, is a liquid history of how Denver's bars both shaped and reflected the Mile High City's birth and adolescence.


Thomas J. Noel teaches history at the University of Colorado at Denver, where he is the director of Public History and Preservation and codirector of the Center for Colorado and the West. He is a columnist for The Denver Post, a former National Register reviewer for Colorado, and a former Denver Landmark commissioner. He appears regularly on Channel 9 (NBC) as Dr. Colorado and has authored or coauthored forty-four books on Colorado.

Imprint: University Press of Colorado

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $24.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87081-426-6
  • Publication Year: 1996
  • Discount Type: Trade
  • Author: by Thomas J. Noel
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87081-426-6
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