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Randsburg in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Whitehouse Saloon

Dickinson's Saloon

 

—1895 Centennial 1995 —

 
Whitehouse Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 6, 2011
1. Whitehouse Saloon Marker
Inscription.
The Whitehouse Saloon
The Whitehouse Saloon was thought to first open as Whitehouse in the late “Teens” under the management of H.B. “Moses” Elder and his brother Emmett Elder. It was closed down by Prohibition in 1920 and operated as restaurant during that period. When Prohibition was repealed it was reopened as a Saloon and has operated as such except for a short period as an antique shop.
Dickinson’s Saloon
Samuel K. Dickerson purchased this building in 1906 and operated as a saloon until sometime after 1915. While Sam was operating the saloon it was a lively place where he staged several “prize fights” and had the round by round bulletins of the famous “Gan-Nelson” fight held in Goldfield, Nevada telegraphed directly to the saloon. At times Dickerson operated his saloon out of the basement and leased out the upstairs. For many years the Fraternal Order of Eagles held their meetings here. In 1908 he seems to have taken to Marguerite Roberts place in town as some “anonymous” town folk asked the Board of Supervisors to shut down for running an immoral establishment.
Louie’s Place
[Water damaged and unable to read]
 
Erected 1995 by Randsburg
Whitehouse Saloon Marker just to the left of the door image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 6, 2011
2. Whitehouse Saloon Marker just to the left of the door
Desert Museum.
 
Location. 35° 22.095′ N, 117° 39.382′ W. Marker is in Randsburg, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Butte Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 168 Butte Avenue, Randsburg CA 93554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. D.T. Jones - Dry Goods (a few steps from this marker); Randsburg Drug Store (a few steps from this marker); The Joint (within shouting distance of this marker); Rand Mining District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Randsburg, California (about 300 feet away); The Commerical Hotel (about 300 feet away); The Baltic Mine Project (approx. 1.8 miles away); Historic Randsburg (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Randsburg.
 
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Whitehouse Saloon boardwalk image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 6, 2011
3. Whitehouse Saloon boardwalk
Whitehouse Saloon buildings image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 6, 2011
4. Whitehouse Saloon buildings
White House Saloon image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 6, 2011
5. White House Saloon
Est. 1897
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 24, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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