The original location of the Number Ten Saloon
now houses a bar and was for
sale at the time this photo was taken, Kathy Weiser,
September, 2011. No known photo of the
original saloon exists.
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The original location of Nuttall & Mann's #10
Saloon was at 624 Main Street, but, the building burned down in the tragic fire of 1879. There
are no known photographs of the original saloon. Today, the original
location is occupied by a bar. In 1938, a "new" Old
Style Saloon #10 was recreated across the street at 657 Main Street, which
continues to operate today (see
It was at this original location that
Wild Bill Hickok
was shot by
Jack McCall on August 2, 1876. The prior evening when
playing poker with several men, including
Jack lost heavily.
generously gave him back enough money to buy something to eat, but advised
him not to play again until he could cover his losses. This
who would take his revenge the next day.
entered Nuttall & Mann's
found Charlie Rich sitting in his preferred seat. After some hesitation,
joined the game, reluctantly seating himself with his back to the door and
the bar---a fatal mistake.
drinking heavily at the bar, saw
enter the saloon,
taking a seat at his regular table in the corner near the door.
slowly walked around to the corner of the
was playing his game. From under his coat,
pulled a double-action .45 pistol, shouted
"Take that!” and shot
Hickok in the back of the head, killing him instantly.
had been holding a pair of eights, and a pair of Aces, which has ever
since been known as the "dead man's hand."