|THE PALACE SALOON
ARIZONA'S MOST HISTORIC RESTAURANT & SALOON
The Palace first opened its doors in September 1877. Although Whiskey Row was known for its many saloons. The Palace was much
more than a fancy â€œwatering holeâ€�. Men came in to check for notices of work available; it served as an election central for
several area political races and cattle spreads; and mineral claims were bought and sold over the bar. The Palace is still the oldest
frontier saloon in Arizona and the most well-known and historic restaurant and saloon in the state. In the late 1870â€²s, Wyatt
Earp, Virgil Earp and Doc Holliday were patrons of The Palace. Virgil and his wife Allie lived in Prescott where Virgil owned a saw
mill at Thumb Butte and was Town Constable. Wyatt and his other brother, Morgan, visited Virgil in Prescott before they left for
Tombstone. Doc was on a winning streak on Whiskey Row (possibly at The Palace) where he won $10,000 in Poker. He joined the
Earpâ€™s eight months later in Tombstone.
On July 14th, 1900, The Palace was destroyed by the Whiskey Row fire. The ornately carved 1880â€²s Brunswick Bar, which is still
in use, was carried to safety across the street to the plaza by patrons.
|Yarnell Hill Fire
Was a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona, ignited by lightning on June 28,
2013. On June 30, it overran and killed 19 City of Prescott firefighters,
members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
|Patrons carried the huge oak bar across the street to the Plaza.
Most of the liquor was also salvaged and drinks were being served
at the makeshift bar before the fire was over!
|Sam Peckinpah Movie
Filmed in the Palace
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