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A bit more info on the token

July 16, 2022 10:50AM
Finally got over to my friend's house for a little more research. Yes, the token is from a saloon (see attached). It was opened in 1901 as a partnership between Carl Sweeny and 'Doc' Worley (I don't think he was a doctor). By 1904 it was only listed as Sweeny's property. 320, 322, and 324 were all part of this establishment which included a restaurant. Located above in the same building (address 322 1/2) was a hotel also run by Sweeny in 1904.

Newspapers back then really covered a lot of 'news', often gossipy/sensational. There was so much competition between many competing newspapers that they were going out of their way to one-up each other. Both Sweeny and Worley were later in the courts with business issues (Sweeny accused of allowing illegal gambling and Worley for selling alchohol at a different location without an up-to-date license). Both had marital problems which were gleefully documented by the local rags.

Ebay had two or three listings for the token when my sister and I searched 3 weeks ago (confirmed by Mike), varying in asking price from ~$20 to $75, the latter being the poorest conditioned of those choices.
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► The 14th WTHO wrapped up. ... Participants, please report below!

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Re: ► The 14th WTHO : Any use of the Coiltek 5 x 10 coil on the Ghost town sites?

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Re: 14th WTHO wrapup photos, including Colorado Rockies mining ghost town finds

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Re: 14th WTHO wrapup photos, including Colorado Rockies mining ghost town finds

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Re: 14th WTHO wrapup photos, including Colorado Rockies mining ghost town finds

GB_Amateur 267 July 12, 2022 09:17AM

Soon? How soon?

Monte 160 July 12, 2022 12:20PM

The post I've been waiting for ... 'Thank You'.

Monte 163 July 11, 2022 03:59PM

Thanks goes to you, Monte

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Nice story / report, and you're welcome.

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Re: 14th WTHO wrapup photos, including Colorado Rockies mining ghost town finds

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Monte 158 July 12, 2022 12:35PM

Well I'll be.............

OregonGregg 283 June 24, 2022 06:37PM

thumbs up N/T

GB_Amateur 141 June 24, 2022 10:20PM

One of your finds

Utmike 177 June 24, 2022 12:33PM

A bit more info on the token Attachments

GB_Amateur 217 July 16, 2022 10:50AM

'Thank You'! Nice story and update on your token. thumbs up

Monte 235 July 16, 2022 11:47AM

Thank you, Mike

GB_Amateur 238 June 24, 2022 06:13PM

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Re: Awesome time and great meeting everyone

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Re: Awesome time and great meeting everyone

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outrageous "rescue!" sincere congrats! N/T

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Holy Toledo!

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Re: Outing Report: 0 for 2

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Re: 0 for 2

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Andrew, there is always next time.thumbs up N/T

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'Thank You' for an interesting report and photos.

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Give the Dime & trime a bath Attachments

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Re: Was another fun outing in Wells

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