August 16, 2013 Red Dog Saloon, Virginia City, NV
Moonalice poster by David Singer
According to Moonalice legend, the civil rights movement got its start right here at the Red Dog Saloon. Tonight’s poster by David Singer depicts the early days of this saloon, back in the dark days of segregation in Virginia City. No one talks about it any more, but the restaurants and bars in this town were very particular about who they served. Poodles, dalmatians and shepherds were welcome everywhere, but golden retrievers and Irish Setters? NFW. For a long time, goldens and setters could not get a drink, a meal, or a bed in Virginia City. The town council would not budge, so finally Mahatma Ghandi Moonalice opened Red Dog Saloon in 1865, welcoming dogs of all kinds.
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