as he walked into the main bar
area. The bar itself was very long to accommodate many standing customers.
The floor area consisted of wooden tables and chairs.
was common to see a group of men playing a friendly game of
telling long stories of their travels. Most of the violence started in the
saloon and at times emptied out into the roadway.
to open were not the typical
that we all know from the movies and books. They were mostly tents or a
square wooden structure with tent material thrown over the top. The
material was enough to keep the rain off the heads of their costumers. The
floors were not made of wood. Tent
never had floors of any type. If it rained the floors were muddy and if it
was dry they were dusty. The only thing the early saloon offered was whiskey and a place to sit and