In the wild west, cowboys were more than just animal herders. In fact, they even had a term called “The Cowboy Look” This term described exactly the look you see in the movies.
Cowboys used to wear a bandanna, leather gloves, chaps, boots, a pair of sturdy jeans, and of course the well-known cowboy hat.
The First-Ever Saloon
We all know that saloons were popular in the old west. The first-ever saloon was established in Wyoming in 1822. Bartenders were the most respected men back then.
They were proud in the appearance of their saloon, as well as in their abilities to pour drinks. Most saloons were used for prostitution and gambling.
Gould and Curry and the Savage
Mining for gold was also huge in the old west. In this photo, we see the silver mine in Virginia City, Nevada. There were two major mines back then: Gould and Curry, and the Savage.
The miner that you see in the photo was approximately 900 feet underground. Scary, huh?
One of the most popular establishments located in Jordan Montana was Bob’s Saloon. In this photo, we see a group of cowboys just taking a breather outside the saloon in 1904. The photo was taken by LA Huffman.
The owner, Robert Leavitt, was a cowboy too and was also one of the first settlers in Jordan.
Old Tasacosa, Northern Texas
In this photo, we see a bunch of cowboys enjoying a drink and a quick chat with the bartender at the Saloon. This was in the year 1907 in Old Tasacosa, Northern Texas.
Saloons were open 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. People went there to let off some steam and relax.