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Near Mingus in Palo Pinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Snake Saloon

 
 
Site of Snake Saloon Marker (Missing) image. Click for full size.
1. Site of Snake Saloon Marker (Missing)
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Inscription. Saloons were prominent in the life and history of Thurber and were often settings for union organizational efforts. The first Snake Saloon, located between the drugstore and the livery stable in the center of town, was famous for its massive horseshoe-shaped mahogany bar. After liquor sales were outlawed in Erath County in 1904, the Snake Saloon relocated just inside Palo Pinto County, 150 years west of this site. The 40' x 120' building featured a bar as long as two train cars, the saloon closed in 1920 after passage of the Federal prohibition law.
 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4888.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 32° 30.815′ N, 98° 25.239′ W. Marker was near Mingus, Texas, in Palo Pinto County. Marker was on State Highway 108 half a mile north of Interstate 20, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Mingus TX 76463, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Thurber Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Hotel Knox and Thurber Mining Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Evolution of an Oil Company
Location of Site of Snake Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
2. Location of Site of Snake Saloon Marker
A small part of the remaining support post is visible in the concrete pad
(approx. half a mile away); Thurber (approx. half a mile away); Site of Thurber Big Lake and Dairy (approx. 1.4 miles away); Thurber Junction and the T&P Railroad Presence (approx. 2 miles away); Mingus Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Joseph Peter Davidson (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mingus.
 
More about this marker. The marker was removed some time between September 2012 and May 2013.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Snake Saloon. From the Historic Images Project of Tarleton State University. (Submitted on September 14, 2016.) 

2. Site of Snake Saloon - waymarking.com. A waymarking record showing the marker at this location before it became missing. (Submitted on September 14, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Locaton of Site of Snake Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
3. Locaton of Site of Snake Saloon Marker
View to north along State Highway 108
View to South Along State Highway 108 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
4. View to South Along State Highway 108
Marker was located on right (west) side of highway next to the nearest bunch of trees
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 14, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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