Tag: Saloon

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A ‘Gem’ of a Saloon

Al Swearengen—yes, the real one, on whom the TV character was based—built the Gem Saloon in Deadwood in 1877.  It was th…

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The Dodge City War

What became known as the “Dodge City War” began when Luke Short returned to Dodge in April, 1881 and went to work at the…

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