Same Old Moses Saloon
Weinberger made the Run selling bananas April 22, 1889, and soon established a fruit stand at 218 West Oklahoma. Thinking liquor more profitable than perishable fruit, he obtained a government liquor license and opened one of the first legal saloons and wholesale liquor businesses in the area. Although he moved his saloon several times, he was a popular "mein host" and his business at 211 West Harrison flourished.
Carry Nation, well know prohibitionist leader, was living in the capital city, and repeatedly threatened the local saloon keepers. She reportedly wielded her bar breaking hatchet against the "Same Old Moses," and Weinberger, seeing the publicity good for business, responded with a sign: "All nations welcome except carry."
Strict prohibition came with statehood in 1907 and Weinberger, by then located in the basement of the Lyon Building, 102 West Harrison, sold his stock and swung the saloon doors closed for the last time.
Location. 35° 52.614′ N, 97° 25.631′ W. Marker is in Guthrie, Oklahoma, in Logan County. Marker is on West Harrison Avenue east of South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Harrison Avenue, Guthrie OK 73044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. International Building (a few steps from this marker); Blue Bell Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Victor Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Oklahoma Daily State Capital (within shouting distance of this marker); Reeves Brothers Casino (within shouting distance of this marker); Office of E.P. McCabe (within shouting distance of this marker); De Ford Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Foucart Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guthrie.
Also see . . . Moses Weinberger Parlayed Bananas into Saloon Fame (blog). (Submitted on October 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.