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McKinney in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Elm Saloon

 
 
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By J Frye, May 1, 2020
1. Site of Elm Saloon Marker
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The Elm Saloon opened about 1883 in a 2-story frame building at this site owned by T.O. Bower. According to an 1884 newspaper story gunfighter Frank James was arrested for his involvement in a fight in the Elm Saloon. By 1892 the saloon, named for a large elm tree near its entrance, was housed in a one-story stone structure. The saloon was located next to McKinney's only railroad passenger depot and by the early 1900s had become a local landmark known variously as the Elm Saloon, Rock Front Saloon, and Old Rock Saloon. The saloon was closed in 1902.
Sesquicentennial of Texas Statehood 1845-1995
 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1465.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 33° 11.873′ N, 96° 36.682′ W. Marker is in McKinney, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is on East Virginia Street, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located along a row of empty buildings near
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By J Frye, May 1, 2020
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the town's historic cotton mill. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 350 E Virginia Street, McKinney TX 75071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1911 McKinney Post Office (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Texas American Bank/McKinney N. A. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Collin County (approx. ¼ mile away); Taylor House (approx. ¼ mile away); 1927 Collin County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); John Faires House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Dulaney Cottage (approx. ¼ mile away); Collin County Prison (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKinney.
 
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By J Frye, May 1, 2020
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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