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Bawdy Broad Street Tour is coming to Globe AZ

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Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in one of Arizona’s old mining towns back in the late 1800’s or the early 1900’s? What did these hard working men and women do for entertainment? The Globe Historic Downtown is proud to offer an encore presentation of their “Bawdy Broad Street Tour—A Historic & Theatric Walking Tour” on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

You will be transported back in time to the early days of Globe when Historic Broad Street was the center of amusements housing over 50 Saloons and Gambling Houses. There were over 160 “working women” along with every other forbidden pleasure you could think of. Learn about Old China Town, the Italian District, the Politics of the Day including women’s rights, the wealth and riches of the Old West Mining Town of Globe, and so much more.

Tours will begin at the old 1906 Historic Courthouse at Broad & Oak where guides will escort you on a walk through downtown meeting many characters from Broad Street’s past. The tour will include an special visit to an upstairs near-time-capsule brothel room, a tour of the 1910 Territorial Jail where many rough necks spent the night, a visit to the old Courthouse and more.

It is suggested you bring your walking shoes and prepare for a bit of stair climbing. Because of the subject matter they do not suggest this tour for those under 8 years of age unless accompanied by a parental guardian.

Tickets for this walking tour are only $10.00 each. The tour will be offered from 7:00PM until 8:30PM. Purchase tickets at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts desk or at The White Porch Gifts & Antiques. Call 928-425-0884 for more information.

The tour is slated to last approximately two hours, and period dress is welcomed and encouraged. Keep your eye out for the bawdy old Madame and the Bordello Inspector. Enjoy an evening of Americana music with “Porter’s Ghost.” Be sure to plan your mid-week trip up to Globe and learn why it was once one of the rowdiest “Bawdiest towns in the west!”

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