This saloon has seen a lot of action I'm sure, if only these walls could talk! This bar belonged to the infamous Judge Roy Bean, known in those days as the "Law west of the Pecos". The signs say it all! You can find it in the town of Langtry Texas. Langtry was originally established by European Americans in 1882 of the Southern Pacific Railroad as a grading camp called "Eagle Nest". It was later renamed for George Langtry, an engineer and foreman who supervised the immigrant Chinese work crews building the railroad in the area.
Roy Bean arrived soon after completion of the railroad and set up a tent saloon on company land. He later built a wooden structure for his saloon, which he called "The Jersey Lilly" (the sign maker mis-spelled her...
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