Posts Tagged ‘Till Burnes’

13th October
2011
written by Richard

Between two and four o’clock yesterday morning a woman named Maggie McCutcheon, whose sporting title is “Maggie Bangs,” was killed by pistol shot under circumstances that leave it somewhat of a mystery . . . –San Diego Union, June 19, 1881.

British "Bulldog" revolver

                                                              

The story of death in San Diego’s notorious “Stingaree” district: Maggie Bangs.

27th May
2010
written by Richard

San Diego’s downtown of the late 1800s was filled with bars.  Perhaps the best known “saloonist” was the colorful Tillman A.  Burnes, who kept a well-stocked menagerie of exotic animals to accompany his liquor selections.   Read more about Till Burnes.

Till Burns (left) at his Acme Saloon