Sunday, January 3, 2010

Back from the Desert...

The Palace Saloon (1877) on Whisky Row in Prescott, this place (the downtown) burned on July 14, 1900 the Palace patrons managed to save most of the liquor and the historic bar, moving them to the park across the street, where drinks were served as the town burnt. It is said that Doc Holliday won $10,000 at one of the Palace's tables before he and the Earp's went to Tombstone (Virgil Earp owned a sawmill in Prescott, and was a deputy sheriff in the town) . We had new years dinner at the Palace, and it was a good time, with great food, bitchin' history (and many drinks).

There are so many truly killer vintage signs to be found in the Arizona desert towns. Alot of history is intact down there (unlike California, where if it's more than 20 years old, it's time to tear down & re-build). Most of these signs are in Prescott Arizona.

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