"Honky Tonk" antedating (1889)

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sun Nov 1 13:36:37 UTC 2009

ads-l archive (1 Mar 09) has 1890 "the honk-a-tonk (variety show)"

Fort Worth daily gazette. (Fort Worth, Tex.) 1882-1891, January 24,
1889, Image 8
January 24, 1889, Page 8, [col. 3] Image 8

IMAGE: of 8. Image provided by: University of North Texas, Denton.

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"A petition to the council is being circulated for signatures, asking that the
Honky Tonk theater on Main street be reopened."

Stephen Goranson

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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