THE BIRD CAGE THEATRE  TOMBSTONE ARIZONA
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A trio of cowboys enjoy a drink while conversing with the barman at the Equity Bar in Old Tascosa, northern Texas, 1907. For years Tascosa was considered the cowboy capital of Texas. Its remote location, combined with a population hardened by years in the West, made its saloons perfect places for fugitives to escape to.
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A patron cradles a rifle outside Jacksons Bar in Idaho. Weapons were a common sight in Western
saloons, leading to plenty of shootouts.

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Armed and ready: Texas Rangers Nate Fuller and AJ Beard enjoy a drink at Livinston's
Ranch Supply, in Marfa, west Texas, 1916 .

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The Bob Saloon in Miles City, Montana, circa 1880. Life was hard on the frontier, so men had little to do after a hard day's work but drink and 'let loose' in their local saloon - even if that just meant having a few beers on the porch, as seen here.
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