Taste of Tombstone: A Hearty Helping of History by Sherry MonahanTaste of Tombstone: A Hearty Helping of History by Sherry Monahan

Taste of Tombstone: A Hearty Helping of History

bySherry Monahan

Paperback | April 16, 2008

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The image of Tombstone, Arizona, doesn't often stray from its rough and tumble roots. Despite a tradition of gunslingers, gamblers, and cowboys, the town's businesses, hotels, and restaurants continually emphasized the boomtown's refinements, and nowhere was their promotion more apparent than in the foods of the town. The massive silver strike of 1879 gave rise to a number of grocery stores, butcher shops, ice cream parlors, and restaurants that spoke to a refined urban scene.

In this lively study, Sherry Monahan offers a brief history of Tombstone and the evolution of its increasingly sophisticated dining scene. Businesses that began in tents due to a lack of building supplies raced to keep up with the area's exploding population. Soon the town boasted restaurants to rival the finest establishments of San Francisco and the business district achieved fame for the availability of posh hotels and luxurious eating. Monahan includes 140 recipes from the 1880s, most from Tombstone restaurants, so that readers may experience their own taste of Tombstone.

Sherry Monahan is a member of Women Writing the West, Western Writers of America, and the North Carolina Writer's Network. Her articles have appeared in True West Magazine and Arizona Highways. Her previous books include The Wicked West: Boozers, Cruisers, Gamblers, and More; and Pikes Peak: Adventurers, Communities and Lifestyles. Sh...
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Title:Taste of Tombstone: A Hearty Helping of HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 16, 2008Publisher:University Of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0826344496

ISBN - 13:9780826344496

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