Exhibit of Breweriana, Whiskey, #Bottles at Wisconsin #Antiques Show

Just in from the Antique Trader's blog -- 

Antique saloon exhibit appearing at Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association show

A special educational feature at the Feb. 3-5 show is an 1890s Milwaukee saloon exhibition of a Milwaukee-area collection.
And for antique saloon lovers - check out the Occidental Saloon in Wyoming -- http://www.occidentalwyoming.com/saloon.html
The Occidental Saloon
In the rip-roaring days of early Wyoming, the saloon at the Occidental Hotel was famous far and wide.  In the barroom,
the lawful and the lawless played faro and poker ... flirted with pretty ladies ... drank copious quantities of powerful spirits
... and occasionally shot up the place.

One visitor in the early days called the Occidental Saloon
"a regular gambling hell," where high-stakes poker
games sometimes continued for days.
The Occidental Saloon is a SMOKE-FREE Establishment.
                                          1908                                                                            Today  
In 1908, the original rough barroom was replaced with one of the most elegant saloons in Wyoming.  An imposing back bar with stained glass accents was installed, along with an intricately embossed tin ceiling, and impressive period decorations everywhere.  All of this has been preserved and restored, for you to admire today as you enjoy a soda pop ...     or something stronger.
When you sidle up to the 25-foot bar, you will be standing in the exact spot where cowboys, sheriffs, desperados and cattle barons gathered.  You may almost hear them arguing and making deals.  In your imagination, you might even hear shots ring out - and if you look around you and up at the ceiling, you can still count 23 original bullet holes!


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