Old West Saloons

Discussion in 'History & Geography' started by Nancy Hart, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Messages:
    982
    Likes Received:
    2,167
    Saloon at the Table Bluff Hotel, Table Bluff, California, 1889

    KinmanBar.jpg
     
    #1
  2. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Messages:
    982
    Likes Received:
    2,167
  3. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Messages:
    982
    Likes Received:
    2,167
    Staged gambling scene, late 1800's. Courtesy of the Utah Historical Society

    [​IMG]
     
    #3
    Maggie Mae and Chrissy Cross like this.
  4. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    18,078
    Likes Received:
    16,906
    Saloon owned by Wyatt Earp. In Alaska.

    IMG_2562.JPG
     
    #4
  5. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    18,078
    Likes Received:
    16,906
    Here are some old west saloon gals...

    IMG_2563.JPG
     
    #5
    Maggie Mae, Bobby Cole and Bill Boggs like this.
  6. Cody Fousnaugh

    Cody Fousnaugh Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4,717
    Likes Received:
    3,495
    The Long Branch and, can't forget, Miss Kitty and Matt.

    When we were in Deadwood City, South Dakota, visited the remodeled saloon where Wild Bill Hickok was killed. Spent the night in an Old West decorated hotel room in Deadwood. It was really, really neat. Just like being back in the Old West again. Of course both of us had on our Western attire, including cowboy hats.
     
    #6
    Bill Boggs and Nancy Hart like this.
  7. Don Alaska

    Don Alaska Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2018
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    2,228
    If you haven't been here, you should try it if you are in the San Francisco Bay area. It is the oldest building in the Bay area (I think) and is certainly the oldest in Oakland. It resides in jack London Square, and the last time I was there, it was buried amongst buildings and commercial enterprises and quite difficult to find. Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson drank there amd there were pictures of both posted the last time I visited.

    http://heinoldsfirstandlastchance.com/history/
     
    #7
    Nancy Hart and Chrissy Cross like this.
  8. Beatrice Taylor

    Beatrice Taylor Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2018
    Messages:
    451
    Likes Received:
    974
    "And we'll all meet back at the local saloon
    And we'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing
    Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses..."
    - Toby Keith

    [​IMG]
     
    #8
  9. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    18,078
    Likes Received:
    16,906
    IMG_2566.JPG


    Late 1800's saloon in Breckinridge, CO...my sister that lives in CO used to have an A frame cabin in Breckinridge
    But they sold it a few years ago....forget why.

    Think they weren't getting to use it that often.
     
    #9
  10. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    18,078
    Likes Received:
    16,906
    As usual I'm a little off topic but looking at pics of saloons one thing led to another and I saw this and just had to post it.

    Were these the first Playboy Bunnies? Lol


    IMG_2567.JPG
     
    #10
  11. Beatrice Taylor

    Beatrice Taylor Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2018
    Messages:
    451
    Likes Received:
    974
    I've always been interested in the Free Lunch that many saloons served.

    Some folks believe that they featured salty foods on the menu to increase beer sales, an idea that is still popular with baskets of salty snacks on the bar.

    [​IMG]
     
    #11
  12. Joe Riley

    Joe Riley Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    6,623
    Likes Received:
    10,351
  13. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Messages:
    982
    Likes Received:
    2,167
    Miles City, Montana, 1880

    [​IMG]
     
    #13
  14. Tex Dennis

    Tex Dennis Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2018
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    273
    MORE PLEASE!!!!!
     
    #14
  15. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Messages:
    982
    Likes Received:
    2,167
    "When a new town was first established a saloon would almost inevitably pop up, but they tended to start out as small, hole-in-the-wall establishments with little furnishing."

    The Combination Saloon in Utah, late 19th century. Town unknown.

    [​IMG]

    Wyoming

    [​IMG]
     
    #15
    Bobby Cole likes this.
  16. Bobby Cole

    Bobby Cole Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,583
    Likes Received:
    4,749
    I got to know Amanda Blake fairly well when I was a consultant at the Our Place Restaurant in Care Free, Az.
    She and a few other TV retired celebs would often uh...embibe shall we say, in more than a few toddies at the bar.
     
    #16
  17. Beatrice Taylor

    Beatrice Taylor Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2018
    Messages:
    451
    Likes Received:
    974
  18. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    18,078
    Likes Received:
    16,906

    Looks like the whole town is at Clancey's!!
     
    #18
  19. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Messages:
    982
    Likes Received:
    2,167
    Tent saloons popped up in mining camps.

    Creede_TentSaloon.jpg
     
    #19
  20. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2016
    Messages:
    5,795
    Likes Received:
    5,323
    Alta, Utah, boasts some of the finest powder-skiing accomodations in the world. I learned to ski there (ha!), encouraged by my Advisor and Professor from UNLV, Herb Wells. He was an avid skier, a great historian, and a Counselor to be admired and thanked for kicking me in the ass as I went through a divorce with 2 semesters left to go, as I was considering dropping out.
    Frank
     
    #20
  21. Bobby Cole

    Bobby Cole Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,583
    Likes Received:
    4,749
    When a major portion of the French Quarter burned down in 1788, some of the bars were rebuilt and included many of the specifications of the old ones.
    There are a few left today from that era which still have marble fronts to the bars and a trough running the full length of the bar.
    In days gone by, the only seats were for card players and men stood at the bar to drink. To say it delicately, when the tanks were full there was no need to move because they could be emptied whilst standing at the bar.

    Yeah, I know New Orleans isn’t the west but it’s still a very old city with some great stories.
     
    #21
  22. Tex Dennis

    Tex Dennis Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2018
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    273
    In the old western pictures I love to look at the REAL clothing worn then and compare it to what we saw on TV, far different.

    Keep um coming !

    thank you

    look here under old west great info

    http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
     
    #22
    Frank Sanoica likes this.
  23. Joe Riley

    Joe Riley Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    6,623
    Likes Received:
    10,351
  24. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Messages:
    982
    Likes Received:
    2,167
    Sweetwater Saloon, Fort Worth, Texas, date unknown.

    [​IMG]
     
    #24
  25. Beatrice Taylor

    Beatrice Taylor Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2018
    Messages:
    451
    Likes Received:
    974
    Soiled doves of the old west.

    I wish I could find the story behind the famous teacup lady photo.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    #25
    Frank Sanoica likes this.

Share This Page