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Virginia City in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

J.F. Stoer Saloon

(Bale of Hay Saloon)

 
 
J.F. Stoer Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
1. J.F. Stoer Saloon Marker
Inscription. Retail liquor dealer J.F. Stoer operated here from the raucous 1860s until about 1890. From that time until 1908, Smith and Boyd who ran the livery next door ran this establishment, aptly renamed the “Bale of Hay.” After 1908, the building stood empty until 1946 when the Boveys saved it from collapse and added a front porch. In 1983 a fire heavily damaged the building. Construction to repair the building was confined to the saloon’s interior, allowing the outer square-hewn log walls, supported by a new inner structure, to remain in place. This property contributes to the Virginia City Historic District • Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior • In cooperation with the Montana Historical Society
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 17.568′ N, 111° 56.888′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is on Wallace Street. Click for map. The Stoer Saloon marker is located on south side of Wallace Street between Main and Jackson Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 344 West Wallace Street, Virginia City MT 59755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sauerbier Blacksmith Shop
J.F. Stoer Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
2. J.F. Stoer Saloon
(within shouting distance of this marker); Smith & Boyd Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Prasch Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Dance and Stuart Store (within shouting distance of this marker); S.L. Simpson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buford Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Kramer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Strasburger’s Colorado Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Additional keywords. saloon
 
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce
 
The Bale of Hay Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
3. The Bale of Hay Saloon
The Bale of Hay Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2009
4. The Bale of Hay Saloon
 
 
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