The iconic Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole gets a facelift. The neon signs are repaired and the Bucking Bronco has been restored and rotates for the first time since the 70’s.
The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar has a long history that began in the late 1890’s when the first commercial buildings came to Jackson.
In 1937, Mr. Ben Goe purchased the bar and changed the name to the Cowboy Bar. The Cowboy won the first liquor license in the State of Wyoming following the repeal of prohibition. Neon lights in the top photo were added by Preston Parkinson after he purchased the bar from Goe about 1945. Parkinson also added the appellation “Million Dollar” after renovations were required as a result of a gas explosion in the basement. The term “Floor Shows” does not indicate a Las Vegas type review. but that there is live music.
The Bar and saddle bar stools in the 1970’s
Jackson is a favorite stop for bikers on their way to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis S.D.every summer.
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