In support of “Everything Vegas and Beyond” we leave the Strip for a fun trip out to Goodsprings, Nevada. Goodsprings is home to one of the oldest bars in the State; and it’s called the Pioneer Saloon.
I’ve always heard of the Pioneer; but until this week, have never been there. The Pioneer has been featured in many movies; and is currently featured in many of the promotional materials being distributed to promote Tourism here. It’s a favorite spot for FAM Groups, special events; and casual dining in an atmosphere from the Old West.
Here’s a bit of their history from the Pioneer Saloon:
The Pioneer Saloon built in 1913, by prominent business man George Fayle, will charm and envelope you with its intriguing past. 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 thought to be one of the last, if not the last of its kind in the United States.
The legendary bar installed in 1913 was manufactured by the Brunswick Company in Maine in the 1860's. As you belly up to wet your whistle you will rest your foot on the original brass foot rail installed when the bar was built. The famous screen legend, Clark Gable, waited for three days at the bar for word on his wife of less than two years, Carole Lombard. She was lost in a plane crash near Mount Potosi. You will be able to read this tragic story on an original newspaper and see a piece of the actual wreckage.
At one time the saloon was next to a hotel that served as a comfortable resting place for the many prospectors and miners in the west.