Arizonans often didn’t play well with others where they’d lived before, and that made them well-suited to survive a society that (supposedly) didn’t serve alcohol. Hear some of the stories of how places you can still drink today made it through the speakeasy era… as well as what makes some of our other historic watering holes memorable besides what’s slid down the bar. These include what thirst for spirits inspired in Arizonans, and the colorful, creative rascals and rakes who were drawn here. What some of them did here will surprise you.
Lisa Schnebly-Heidinger believes everyone is given certain puzzle pieces to contribute to the overall picture of the world, and that hers involves collecting and sharing stories. She loves discovering bright bits of Arizona history that combine with others to make kaleidoscope images, sometimes surprising and always interesting. Working on her 11th and 12th books concurrently about aspects of her beloved native state, Lisa serves on the Arizona Trail Board of Directors, on the Rural Activation Innovation Network Board of Directors, and is an NAU President’s Associate.