Friday, March 4, 2011

An Old West Saloon Visit

You can't come to the West without visiting an old time Saloon.  This replica inside the Apacheland barn at the Superstition Mountain Museum fits the bill!

 Saloons were a fixture in every old west town.  They provided food, drink, and entertainment for many a weary cowpuncher or drifter as well as the locals.

Entertainment meant anything from various gambling games to brightly dressed and over rouged women of the night shamelessly displaying shoulders and ankles!

Many weary cowpokes simply wanted to belly up to the bar and whet their whistles after a long and dusty cattle drive.  

Saloons were more often than not the scene of angry arguments that usually did not end well.  And of course, there were always the church going ladies of the town that frowned on the very existence of a Saloon!

If I'd lived back then, I don't think I'd have been one of those do-gooder prohibitionist type females but I also wouldn't have been a lady of the night!  I would probably have fallen somewhere in the middle, curious and peering over those swinging saloon doors trying to get a look at what was going on in there.  What about you??



  1. There's those spirits again!
    Is Mr. Fixit coming again to Fix it?♥

  2. Well, despite my hooker status, I'm not taking on the "lady of the evening" tag! But, a little libation after a long day of housework, child-rearing, and needlework might just be the ticket!

  3. I probably would have been peeking in the windows - you know, because I'm nosy!

  4. I like to hook and I like a drink now and then and who knows, I may have been the Annie O'kley of the wild west, toting my revolver and swinging the lover entrance door open and calling to the yellow belly to come out or else.... lol... JB

  5. I mean louver door... lol JB

  6. I love Julia's comment!
    Well, we are hookers today and could have been hookers back then, too!
    When's the sweetie arriving?
    Hugs :)

  7. Gosh, I would probably be doing what I do now, cooking, cleaning, cleaning and cooking.

    I almost missed it again! I must remember I have to go back to the bottom of the post.

  8. If I was anything like the other women in my family, I'd either have been running the general store or living hard in a sod hut with my rifle, learning Cree from the neighbors so they could clue me in on how to survive a Canadian winter.

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