Goodsprings was named after Joseph Good, a cattle driver, who settled the area in the late 1800’s in hopes of getting wealthy off the area’s mineral reserves. Ultimately, the town exploded in the early 20th century from a combination of mining and the expansion of the country’s railroad system in which Las Vegas became a major hub. Clark County Commissioner, George Fayle, took advantage
The Pioneer Saloon is now the oldest continually operating bar in all ofthe Las Vegas area / Southern Nevada. It has survived the Spanish Flu, World War I, The Great Depression, Prohibition, World War II, The Cold War, The Great Recession and now Covid-19. The property was made a Nevada historical landmark in 2007. The walls and ceiling are original stamped tin from Sears & Roebuck C
The mahogany bar in the main saloon was built by Brunswick in Maine in 1886 and shipped around the horn of Africa to arrive in San Francisco and eventually worked its way to the Pioneer. Gone with the Wind fans are intrigued by a story of Clark Gable waiting for 3 days at the bar for word about his wife, Carole Lombard, whose plane crashed in nearby Potosi Mountain after attending a war
Another famous Pioneer story involves a deadly game of cards in 1915. An out-of-work minor named Paul Coski, was shot dead by Joe Armstrong, the poker dealer who caught Paul cheating. The local newspaper headline and coroner’s report are displayed in the saloon, next to 3 holes that go all the way through the original tin wall, which many believe are the original bullet holes from the
Paul Coski is thought to be one of several ghosts that haunt Pioneer Saloon. Customers and particularly, employees, many who have worked at the Pioneer for years, recount many ghostly occurrences at the property, including hearing a female voice crying in the women’s bathroom at night when no one is in there, the old timey telephone ringing when it’s not plugged in, tricks played by the g
The Goodsprings General Store, which has had various names through the years, including Ghost Town Café, is most famous for the post-apocalyptic action role-playing video game, Fallout: New Vegas. The Saloon and General Store are prominently featured in the popular video game, as well as the 2281 Mojave Wasteland town of Goodsprings.
Goodsprings is now referred to as a ghost town even though it is still home to almost 200 wonderful residents. The Pioneer Saloon is owned by an eccentric musician and businessman who calls himself Old Man Liver. Folklore has it that the saloon was won in a high stakes poker game after a particularly debaucherous night of gambling and drinking. Old Man Liver now heads up the Assholes &
So come experience history while you try our world famous Ghost Burger or Haunt Dog - made with Jalapeno Bacon and our Proprietary Ghost Sauce and Red Menace Seasoning Mix.
...And belly up to the bar at the world famous Pioneer Saloon.
Old Man Liver interview: Pioneer Saloon celebrates it's historic and spooky past in Southern Nevada
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