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Cowboy George Hennessey (pictured centre) posing outside the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Holbrook, Arizona, 1908. It is alleged that, in 1886, a gunfight broke out in the saloon which 'drenched the floors with buckets of blood'. It was allegedly started over disagreement over a poker game.
Since then the bar was known as
The Bucket of Blood Saloon.

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The Combination Saloon in Utah, late 19th century. When a new town was first established a saloon would almost inevitably pop up, but they tended to start out as small, hole-in-the-wall establishments with little furnishing.
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The Holy Moses Saloon in Mineral County, Colorado, 1890. Although the rough-and-ready saloons of the Old West may be gone, their spirit lives on in taverns and bars all around the United States.
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Gamblers play Faro, a French card game, at a saloon in Bisbee, Arizona, in this late 19th century photograph. Gambling was a quintessential part of saloons, but the combination of liquor, money and hot-tempers meant that any gambler had to brush up on his shooting skills as well as his card-playing.
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