Shady behavior in Old Town–1881

A little background before you read this news story from 1881:  The Exchange Hotel in Old Town was then owned by Thomas D. Post, the future father-in-law of Charles Bottger.  During this time period, “wine room” was a euphemism for “brothel.”

“A shooting affray took place in the wine room east of the Exchange hotel [Old Town] last night.  Two men had a quarrel over the mistress of the establishment and two shots were fired.  Unfortunately, no one was hurt.”  Albuquerque Daily Journal, June 8, 1881.


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