Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cowboy Bar

In downtown Jackson, Wyoming is the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.
It was originally a doctor's office, then a bank, a cafe, and finally a bar.
It was the first bar in Wyoming to receive a liquor license after Prohibition in the 1930's.

The knobbled pine gives the exterior an distinctive look.

During my research for this post, I could not find why one of its many owners had come to name it The Million Dollar Bar, but perhaps it could have been all the silver coins that are embedded on top of the bar.

My favorite part of the bar is the saddle stools.
I could not wait to get on one.

They had normal chairs and tables too.

The interior has low-lighting and decorated with many cowboy memorabilias.

What is a bar without pool tables?

Along with cowboy and wilderness etchings on its exterior wall is this plaque by the local preservation board in recognition for maintaining and preserving this building for 50 years or more.

- Karen


Kate said...

That looks like quite a place, and the idea of a cowboy motif reinforces our romantic ideas of cowboys.

eileeninmd said...

What a cool bar! I like the saddle seats, they are neat. Wonderful photos, hope you are having a great weekend.

Joanne Olivieri said...

Very rustic and I love the history as well. Nice shots.

betchai said...

i love those saddle stools, the interior looks very interesting, nice shots of the details both inside and out.

rainfield61 said...

Everybody likes it.

How can I say no?

Anonymous said...

It's a very interesting bar which I like.
The traditional intereer and building is perfect. :D

Jenny Woolf said...

Some of these Western places! I don't know if they do themselves up to be like that, or if they are naturally like that, if you know what I mean.

Such a sense of place.

lina said...

Nice place.

Mandy said...

What a fabulously old-fashioned looking place! I really like the old saloon and frontier time in history and would love to see something like this.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm ashamed to say I have never set foot in the Cowboy. My mother told me that the million dollar name came from the value of the silver dollars. Who'd argue with their mother?