Maxwell’s Beer Parlor

By Linda C Butler

Maxwell’s Beer Parlor was a rowdy place when the miners were paid and it was not unusual for fights to break out and for tables and chairs to be overturned in the ruckus.  Sometimes patrons left change on the tables and when they overturned, the money fell to the floor and occasionally landed between the cracks in the floorboards.  The day after a fight, when Ben cleaned up the mess, he would find money on the floor and in the cracks which helped pay for the broken beer glasses and the damaged furniture.


About Linda C Butler

I write pioneer stories from the Herb Lake Ghost Town. Please do not re-blog this material or re-publish without my permission.
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