The Whiskey Row Fire of 1900

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A fire of frightening magnitude was not a question of “if” but “when” in young Prescott, and on July 14, 1900, the feared conflagration found its spark. After several years of drought, a candle slipping from its holder was all it took to utterly destroy Prescott’s business district, red-light district and famous Whiskey Row. People grabbed what they could to rescue it from the flames, but the party didn’t stop. Even the piano from one saloon was moved to a new location, and people continued to play. Author Bradley Courtney explores the conditions leading up to the disaster, the surprising details of its effects and the amazing recovery that shapes the town today.
ISBN: 9781467143158
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Arizona
Series: Disaster
Images: 67
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Bradley G. Courtney, author of Prescott’s Original Whiskey Row, is a historian who has taught in both Phoenix and on the Navajo Indian Reservation in northern Arizona. He was a riverboat pilot who gave tours on the Colorado River. Brad has also recorded three albums of original music and has appeared on CNN, the Travel Channel and other stations across the country. He has a master’s degree in history from California State University and is the founder of Whiskey Row History Walking Tours.
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