Old West Saloons

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  1. Nancy Hart

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    Interesting. I believe that building has just been remodeled several times. Or else they shared the same building plans in Paradise.
     
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    Here's a picture showing Selz Shoes were a popular brand.

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    White Eagle Saloon and Hotel - Portland, Oregon shows how far we've come along with restaurants. We don't have saloon's anymore we have fast food ...
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    This one's a bit off topic, but I'm sure there's a saloon nearby somewhere.

    An outdoor hotel on Calamity Ave., Perry, Oklahoma Territory, 1893. :confused: "The hotel consists of several beds in open air, and tents in the background. Thousands of homesteaders passed through Perry during the settling of the Oklahoma Territory."

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    Oklahoma saloon.
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    Moses Weinberger Parlayed Bananas into Saloon Fame
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    "In 1889 a Kansas grocer headed for the newly opened Oklahoma Territory to seek his fortune. It came to him initially through the sale of bananas to homesteaders and later when he started the first legal saloon in the Territory. His name was Moses (Mose) Weinberger and today he is counted by some among “Oklahoma State Greats.”
     
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    Love these pictures!!!!!!!!!!! Notice the dress/clothes of the day.
     
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    Daniel Thorne’s Cabinet Saloon, Prescott Arizona, late 1890's.

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    After a fire in July, 1900.
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    Interior of rebuilt saloon.

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    great one there
     
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    Robert Ford's tent saloon in Creede, Colorado, 1892

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    "Robert Newton Ford (1862 – 1892) was an American outlaw best known for killing his gang leader Jesse James in April 1882, to collect a reward and a promised amnesty for past crimes. For about a year, Ford and his older brother Charles performed paid re-enactments of the killing at publicity events. Later he drifted around the West, operating saloons and dance halls."

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    Ford was shot to death at the age of 30 in Creede, by Edward O'Kelley, who attacked him in Ford's temporary tent saloon.
     
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    Pierre, South Dakota, 1890's. Note white stuffed goose overhead

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    There was the Bird Cage Theater in Tombstone; very interesting place. Operating in the late 1800's, there was a bar in the front, music hall in the back, and poker in the basement. It was called the Bird Cage because there were curtained "cages" suspended from the ceiling of the music hall where the "soiled doves" of the establishment could service their customers while the entertainment was going on.

    The silver ran out and the place was boarded up and abandoned for a long time. The people who reopened it as a tourist attraction did a good job fixing it up and collected a lot of information on the women who worked there. One of the Earp brothers had a wife who probably worked there and Doc Holiday's girlfriend was Big Nose Kate, again thought to be a "part-timer".

    My other favorite old-timey bars are the aptly-named Bucket of Blood in Virginia City, Nevada and the equally aptly-named Iron Door Saloon in Groveland, California, which claims to be the oldest continually-operating saloon in the state (150 years).
     
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    IMG_2750.PNG I'm assuming soiled Doves were Ladies of the Night. :) @Mary Robi.

    Here is a pic of a dumb waiter that delivered drinks to the cages.
     
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