Matt Warner’s Speakeasy

matt-warner-blogThere’s a story told about Butch Cassidy compatriot Matt Warner…

Matt was tending bar in a Price, Utah speakeasy during the height of Prohibition when two men in suits walked in and ordered drinks.  Warner poured a couple of shots—which the men then poured into vials.  They announced that they were federal alcohol agents, gathering evidence against the establishment and Warner.

Warner pulled a pistol and placed it on the bar, giving the men a couple of choices.  Pour the liquor back into the bottle, or drink it.  Or else.

According to the tale, they emptied the vials into the bottle and hurried away.

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