McKinney Saloon Tour

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Saloons soon began to pop up along with the other businesses as the McKinney Square became a destination for goods and government. In 1902, when McKinney voted for Prohibition, there were 13 saloons in the downtown area.

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Saloon Tour - Prohibition

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Saloons and drinking were controversial in McKinney. As early as 1887, citizens began voicing their dislike of both. Prohibition speeches were delivered on the Courthouse steps. Opinion statements from both sides were published in the newspapers. In…

Saloon Tour - Parlor Saloon

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On April 3, 1890 the Democratic Newspaper (I don't believe there was a Republican Newspaper) reported a story of gunfire and near misses! Todd Warden and John Campbell had gotten into an argument for some unknown reason. Later in the day they both…

Saloon Tour - Rambo's Saloon

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Captain Roy Hall gives us a glimpse inside Rich Rambo’s saloon. In 1952, Hall wrote an article for The Courier-Gazette remembering the time he went into Rambo’s saloon as a boy with his father. He describes Rich as the “prince among gentlemen” for…
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