Oct 29 2009
The Library at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School library host a “Latte in the Library” at 12 noon, Monday, Nov. 9, featuring the Beer City Gals group. Refreshments will be provided and individuals are welcome bring their lunch.
Beer City was the most notorious of the early day towns in Beaver County. The Beer City Gals will perform their Reader’s Theatre production as individuals in a real-life town just south of Liberal: Pussycat Nell, a madam who ran the Yellow Snake saloon; Brushy Bush, the self-appointed sheriff in an area without any laws or order of any kind; and Mrs. Charles Summers and Mrs. Burris Wright, who come to the town as members of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Their performance is based on court records from Paris, Texas, the nearest place for a trial, as well as on newspaper accounts from two different Liberal newspapers in 1888, the time of the incidents portrayed in the performance.
For more information, contact Matthew Pannkuk, director of the library, 620-417-1161.