The Blue Bell Bar

The Blue Bell Bar The Blue Bell Bar was a famous saloon in Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory. It opened during Territorial Days and later gained fame becoming a high-end brothel and bar owned by a lady named Madame Lizzy.  The saloon opened during the time of the Oklahoma...

All Nations Welcome Except Carrie

All Nations Welcome Except Carrie Carrie Amelia Nation (1846 -1911) was an American activist mainly in Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. She was a radical member of the US temperance movement, and organized the local branch of the Woman’s Christian...

Vital Du Four

Vital Du Four Cardinal Vital du Four (Vitalis de Furno) was a Franciscan theologian, scholastic philosopher, and alchemistic scholar in Southwest France from 1260 to 1327. He is known for his work “Liber selectiorum remediorum pro conservanda sanitate ad totius...

Gin Lane – Art Changing Drinking Culture

Gin Lane – Art Changing Drinking Culture In 1750-51 the English artist Wiliam Hogarth (1697-1764) created and issued a print called “Gin Lane” that should change the English Drinking Culture of the 18th century. Hogarth was known for his satirical...

The Story of Madeira Wine

The Story of Madeira Wine Madeira is a Likörwine, a fortified wine with brandy added that is referred to in Portugal as Vino Generoso (or short Generoso). The origin of Madeira wine is originated in a historic accident when Madeira wine makes cut off the fermentation...

The Mystery Of Cage Cups

The Mystery Of Cage Cups A diatret glass (also called a cage cup) is a mostly bell-shaped, magnificent double-walled vessel with pierced glass. Diatreta consist of an inner beaker and an outer cage or shell of decoration that stands out from the body of the cup, to...