Tombstone Dodge City Deadwood Old West Saloon 1/12 Scale Balsa Doll House Plans For Sale
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Up for sale is a complete set of 1/12 scale model plans and decal sheets for making a model of an old western saloon that was typical in a mid to late 1800's American western cow town or mining boom town. This model will take a lot of time and patience to build and is meant for someone with dollhouse modeling experience. Instructions come with a complete list of tools and materials that you will need. Also included is a website where additional items will have to be purchased to finish your model. Model will be made with a thin plywood shell with a balsa wood covering. Winning buyer can decide from 3 different names: Dodge City, Tombstone or Deadwood. Winning buyer will notify me with their choice of town name upon making payment. If not notified, than they will get the Dodge City Saloon plans.
Size of finished model: 231/4" Widex 241/4" High x 191/4" Deep.
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A brief history:
A Western saloon is a kind of bar particular to the Old West. Saloons served such customers as fur trappers, cowboys, soldiers, gold prospectors and miners, and gamblers. The first saloon was established at Brown’s Hole, Wyoming, in 1822, to serve fur trappers. The popularity of saloons in the nineteenth-century American West is attested to by the fact that even a town of 3,000 residents, such as 1883’s Livingston, Montana, boasted 33 saloons.
Among the more familiar saloons were First Chance Saloon in Miles City, Montana; the Bull’s Head in Abilene, Kansas; the Arcade in El Dorado, Colorado; the Holy Moses in Creede, Colorado; the Long Branch in Dodge City, Kansas; the Birdcage Theater (also a saloon) in Tombstone, Arizona; and Judge Roy Bean’s Saloon in Langtry, Texas. Many of these establishments remained open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A saloon's appearance varied from when and where it grew. As towns grew, the saloons became more refined. The bartender prided himself on his appearance and his drink pouring abilities. Early saloons and those in remote locations were often crude affairs with minimal furniture and few decorations. A single wood-burning stove might warm such establishments during the winter months.
A pair of "batwing" doors at the entrance was one of the more distinctive features of the typical saloon. The doors operated on double action hinges and extended from chest to knee level.
As travelers made their way West, some of them sold liquor from their wagons, and saloons were often formed of the materials at hand, including “sod houses. . . . a hull of an old sailing ship“ or interiors “dug into the side of a hill”.
As towns grew, many hotels included saloons, and some stand-alone saloons, such as the Barlow Trail Saloon in Damascus, Oregon, featured a railed porch.
The earliest saloons were often nothing more than tents or shacks that served homemade whiskey that included such ingredients as “raw alcohol, burnt sugar and . . . chewing Tobacco” and was known by such names as “Tanglefoot, Forty-Rod, Tarantula Juice, Taos Lightning, Red Eye, and Coffin Varnish.” Other offerings included “Cactus Wine, made from a mix of tequila and peyote tea, and Mule Skinner, made with whiskey and blackberry liquor. The house rotgut was often 100 proof, though it was sometimes cut by the barkeep with turpentine, ammonia, gun powder or cayenne”. A saloon might also be known as a “watering trough, bughouse, shebang, cantina, grogshop, and gin mill”.
However, all that changed once a town began to boom and money rolled in. Saloons were often elaborately decorated, contained Bohemian stemware, and oil paintings hung from the wall. The whiskey was imported from the U.S. and Europe, and "fancy" drinks were served. Some of the top ten drinks in 1881 included claret sangarees and champagne flips.
Bartenders sometimes poured whiskey on fire to astonish Indians by the flammable properties of the “firewater.”
Beer, served at room temperature, was also a popular drink, with Adolphus Busch introducing the artificial refrigeration and pasteurization of beer in 1880 with his Budweiser brand. Some saloons kept the beer in kegs stored on racks inside the saloon. Some saloons prided themselves on homemade beer and it was not always served at room temperature.
By way of entertainment, saloons offered dancing girls, some of whom occasionally or routinely doubled as prostitutes; Faro; poker; brag; three-card monte; and dice games. Other games were added as saloons continued to prosper and face increasing competition. These additional games included billiards, darts, and bowling. Some saloons even included piano players, can-can girls, and theatrical skits.
Deadwood’s No. 10 Saloon
Wild Bill, also a professional gambler, was later killed (on August 2, 1876) by Jack McCall in Saloon No. 10 in Deadwood, South Dakota, as Wild Bill was playing cards. His hand—aces and eights, according to tradition—has become known as “the dead man’s hand.”
Wyatt Earp, saloon owner
Wyatt Earp's Northern Saloon, Tonopah, Nevada, circa 1902
Wyatt Earp, lawman, Faro dealer, and gambler, also owned several saloons, outright or in partnership with others. In 1884, Earp and his brothers Warren and James bought a circus tent in which they opened a saloon called The White Elephant. An advertisement in a local newspaper suggests gentlemen come and see the elephant. In 1899, Earp and C.E. Hoxsie built the Dexter Saloon in Nome, Alaska and Earp opened the Northern Saloon in Tonopah, Nevada, circa 1902. Earp also owned and operated a saloon and gambling hall in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, California that has since been converted into a restaurant, Roger’s On Fifth, by its owner, former San Diego mayor Roger Hedgecock.
Shipping will be by USPS First class mail on a 13 oz. package and the fee will be calculated based on your location.
Returns: Items may be returned if they are damaged in the mail for another set of plansof the same kind. That is the reason I don't charge extra for shipping insurance. All sales are final.
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