Time for a cool refreshing adult beverage

Yup, this is what a western saloon really looked like until a town got good and established. Yes, it’s a tent.

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17 Responses to Time for a cool refreshing adult beverage

  1. Andy says:

    Looks like a scene from the “Hell on Wheels” show.

  2. BlueMntCeltic says:

    Tom Selleck’s version of Monte Walsh has a decent rendition of one only slightly more classy with its wood floor

    • The Other Sean says:

      This one has a wood floor, too.

      • BlueMntCeltic says:

        You’re right, I was viewing on my phone and it’s not evident on my screen, but is clearly so on my home computer. Thanks.

  3. SAM says:

    Well what more do you need.

  4. James says:

    I wonder what the kids were doing there, Maybe early employee day care.

    • Clair says:

      Growing up I was in bars as often as my folks went. Even my baby sitter and her husband would take me with them when they would go to the bar. I remember seeing men fighting in the sawdust on the floor right behind where I was sitting.

  5. drjim says:

    At least it has a wood floor!

    One of my wife’s friends is coming out to visit for a week. There’s a few ghost towns around here that we’re planning on going to, so I’ll be sure and take my camera.

  6. Elmo says:

    Is that a Pabst Blue Ribbon sign on the far wall?

  7. Andrew says:

    And then the false façade went up next.

    Most western towns were about as permanent as most Hollywood sets. Actually, the sets are usually built lots better.

  8. Elmo says:

    Is that a Faro table in the foreground?

  9. Gleason Long says:

    Looks like they sunk almost all of their startup funds into that beautiful hand carved bar.

    • Wirecutter says:

      I’ve done quite a bit of research on western mining camps over the years, poring over thousands of old photos, and the one thing that always struck me was the bar was almost always the finest piece of furniture in the town.

  10. Upriverdavid says:

    The dude/dudette.has a pretty good inventory behind the bar……
    Picture 10-20 getting loose and needing something to hold them up so they can purchase more drinks..
    Need a sturdy bar….

  11. Upriverdavid says:

    I just noticed the far right corner..Barber?….Toss in a couple of Painted Ladies..They’ve got a one stop shopping mall….

  12. CC says:

    Nice wood floor and no spitoons?

  13. Doonhamer says:

    Nobody smoking.

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