Tavern Owners Bartenders School, 1971

Photo Credit: San Diego Historical Society
  • Photo Credit: San Diego Historical Society

Carole Manning at Tavern Owners Bartenders School on Union Street, 1971. In May of '71, the state supreme court decided it was unconstitutional to prevent women from holding a job as bartender.

"Percy Husong claims the distinction of being the first bartender bumped by a woman," a June newspaper report declared. "It was all very funny to Percy: 'After the law allowed women to tend bar [Harry's Steak Out], manager Johnny Scolari said, "I just found a replacement for you.... "'"

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