Photo Credit: San Diego Historical Society
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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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