Everett calendar celebrates saloons and brothels

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Associated Press

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 2:03 PM

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The 2013 calendar produced by an Everett history group celebrates the city's early saloons and brothels.

It's quite a switch from Historic Everett's calendar two years ago when the theme was church architecture.

The Daily Herald reports (http://is.gd/R8q9fI ) that in the early 1900s men living in timber camps would take their paychecks and go to town.

Photos for the calendar were taken in 1907 and come from the Everett Community College collection. Information researched by Historic Everett's Dave Ramstad includes the fact that a $10 a month fine on the women in 1910 raised so much revenue the mayor could lower business taxes.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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