ATV Vegas Pioneer Saloon Tour, Your Starting Point Fun with Vegas Off Road Tours
The Famous Pioneer Saloon is the launch site for Vegas Off Road Tours.
Bartender Tom talks about the old Pioneer Saloon and invites you to start here for your off read adventure.
The Pioneer Saloon: Heart of the Goodsprings Community
The Pioneer Saloon built in 1913 by prominent business man George Fayle, is now the proud launch site of Vegas Off Road Tours. The Saloon was primarily designed as a hang out for miners and others to share and discuss stories, meet up with other people, have a few drinks, maybe even pick up a saloon girl. In simple terms, it was a place that brought townspeople and visitors together alike where they could share an ice cold beer and the many stories still passed on today.
Just outside of Las Vegas, people will find the charming Pioneer Saloon that has been around for nearly 100 years. While most people assume that Goodsprings, Nevada, is the end of the road, they come across this little treasure and realize that this isn’t the case. Since 1913, the Pioneer Saloon has been whetting whistles and serving suds, sodas and shots to everyone who comes in. When you step inside, you will be greeted by a vintage potbelly stove, original poker tables, a fishnet-stocking lamp used in the movie “A Christmas Story”, and the many visitors and locals hanging around the ornate cherry wood bar of the 1860s.
As you cross the threshold from the present to the past, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip, you will quickly come to appreciate this historical landmark. The interior and exterior walls are of stamped tin and manufactured by Sears and Roebuck. It is one of the last, if not the last, of its kind in the United States. The world famous bar installed in 1913 was manufactured by the Brunswick Company in Maine in the 1860’s and was originally used at another bar, they waisted nothing in the old pioneering days. As you wait for your Vegas desert ATV tour to begin you can rest your foot on the original brass foot rail installed when the bar was built. You will depart from this place with your current thoughts on the Nevada desert, but when you return to the Pioneer Saloon, after your Las Vegas ATV Tour, you will go home with an altered perspective on the old wild west.
In the cozy atmosphere of the Pioneer Saloon lies the heritage of the Wild West, the Hollywood of Yesteryear and the old mining towns, as well as a rich history. This is the saloon where the famous Clark Gable sat and drank while he waited for the final word of the death of his beloved and beautiful wife, Carole Lombard. She was lost in a plane crash near Mount Potosi. Many who were present at the Pioneer Saloon at that time have said that Mr. Gable was never the same man since he learned about her unlucky fate. It is said that he waited at the Pioneer Saloon for three days, waiting first to learn her fate and then for the recovery of her body, but was never seen there again after.
The Saloon has also been featured in a number of famous TV shows & movies such as Miss Congeniality 2, as well as television shows i.e Sister Wives. There is a memorial of Clark Gable, and more, located in the museum room of the Pioneer Saloon. This is where people re able to see numerous photos and clippings of newspapers that provide details and insight into the history of the Saloon. Most visitors love to go through the museum room reading story after story providing some really interesting information as well as a very accurate view into the past. Most of the décor that was seen on the big screen can still be found in the saloon and is either hanging on the walls or sitting around even to this day. However, it is the Gable and Lombard love story that has given the Pioneer Saloon so much recognition amongst the people.
On 3rd July, 1915, during a very heated game of poker at the Saloon, a man named Paul Coski was found to be cheating and was killed after being shot several times in a scuffle with a man named Joe Armstrong. The pressed tin walls of the Pioneer Saloon still proudly boast the bullet holes and the entire coroners report was typed, printed, and hung on that very wall.
This is just a few short mentions of the countless stories of the goings on in this hundred year old saloon. There are lots of special events that are held at the Pioneer Saloon even today and visitors and tourists can take part in them if they like. Today, the saloon is a friendly, happy and welcoming place. Travelers are often attracted to the ambience and unconditional acceptance they receive at the Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, Nevada.
For more information visit the Pioneer Saloon Official website at http://www.pioneersaloon.info