Set of Six Historic Saloon Shot Glasses
No.1 Long Branch Saloon Dodge City Kans.
The Long Branch Saloon was a well-known saloon in Dodge City, Kansas from about
1874 to 1885. It was once owned by gunfighter Luke Short. They provided gambling and live entertainment.
It was the scene of several altercations, gunfights, and standoffs often associated with cattle towns in the west.
Most famous was the 1879 Gunfight, in which Frank Loving killed Levi Richardson. In old photos of the Long Branch Saloon
you will see on the porch roof a steer head, symbol the End of Trail.
No.2 White Elephant Fort Worth Tex.
Known in Wild West lore as host to Fort Worth’s last gunfight
featuring Fort Worth Sheriff Longhair Jim Courtright
against White Elephant owner Luke Short,
the White Elephant Saloon is to this day
still haunted by the memory & presence of Longhair Jim,
one of Fort Worth’s most corrupt lawmen.
No.3 The Jersey Lilly Vinegaroon Texas
Judge Roy Bean was an eccentric American saloon-keeper
and Justice of the Peace in Vinegaroon, Texas
who called himself "The Law West of the Pecos".
According to legend, he held court in his Jersey Lilly Saloon along the Rio Grande
on a desolate stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert of southwest Texas.
No.4 The Bird Cage Theater Tombstone Ariz. Terr.
The Bird Cage Theatre opened on December 26, 1881. It was owned by Lottie and "Billy" Hutchinson.
Hutchison, a variety performer, originally intended to present respectable family shows
like he'd seen in San Francisco that were thronged by large crowds.
After the Theatre opened, they hosted a Ladies Night for the respectable women of Tombstone, who could attend for free.
But the economics of Tombstone didn't support their aspirations.
They soon canceled the Ladies Night and began offering more bawdy entertainment that appealed to the rough mining crowd.
No.5 The Crystal Palace Saloon Tombstone Ariz. Terr.
This establishment was one of early Tombstone's first saloons.
It was expanded by adding a second story to house the offices
for such notables as U.S. Deputy Marshal Virgil Earp, attorney George W. Berry, and Dr. George E. Goodfellow.
It is even known that "Buckskin" Frank Leslie was a night watchman here for a short time
No.6 Rosa’s Cantina El Paso Texas
The song is a first-person narrative told by a cowboy in El Paso, Texas, in the days of the Wild West.
The cowboy frequented "Rosa's Cantina", where he became smitten with a young Mexican dancer named Felina.
When he notices another cowboy sharing a drink with "wicked Felina", out of jealousy he challenges the newcomer to a gunfight.
He kills the newcomer, then flees El Paso for fear of being hanged for murder or killed in revenge by his victim's friends.
In the act of escaping, the he commits the additional and potentially hanging offense of horse theft
("I caught a good one, it looked like it could run"), further sealing his fate in El Paso.
Departing the town, the singer hides out in the "badlands of New Mexico."