Tue, Jun 25 | Columbus Hall

Wicked Sacramento

Join historian William Burg this June as he shares the long-hidden stories of criminals and crusaders from Sacramento’s past in his latest book, Wicked Sacramento!
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Wicked Sacramento

Time & Location

Jun 25, 2019, 7:00 PM
Columbus Hall, 5961 Newman Ct, Sacramento, CA 95819, USA

About The Event

In the early 1900s, Sacramento became a battleground in a statewide struggle. On one side were Progressive political reformers and suffragettes. Opposing them were bars, dance halls, brothels and powerful business interests. Caught in the middle was the city’s West End, a place where Grant “Skewball” Cross hosted jazz dances that often attracted police attention, and Charmion performed her infamous trapeze striptease act before becoming a movie star. It was home to The Queen of the Sacramento Tenderloin, Cherry de Saint Maurice, who met her untimely end at the peak of her success, and Ancil Hoffman, who ingeniously got around the city’s dancing laws by renting riverboats for his soirées. Join historian William Burg as he shares the long-hidden stories of criminals and crusaders from Sacramento’s past in his latest book, Wicked Sacramento!

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Members Free Admission - Guests $5 Admission Fee

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