Tony Tarracino
Tony Tarracino (August 10, 1916 – November 1, 2008), commonly called Captain Tony, was an American saloonkeeper, boat captain, politician, gambler, and storyteller in Key West, Florida. He was a well-...
Texas Guinan
Mary Louise Cecilia "Texas" Guinan (January 12, 1884 – November 5, 1933) was an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur.
Guinan was one of seven siblings born in Waco, Texas, to Irish-Canadia...
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a 30-second gunfight between outlaw Cowboys and lawmen that is generally regarded as the most famous gunfight in the history of the American Wild West. The gunfig...
Thomas Szewczykowski
Thomas Szewczykowski (February 14, 1881 – April 14, 1947) was a moulder and saloonkeeper from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who served one term as a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from...
Jean Jacques Vioget
Jean Jacques Vioget (1794–1855), originally from Switzerland, was a surveyor and sea captain, who came to California in 1837. He made the first survey and map of Yerba Buena (which later was named San...
Martin McBreen
Martin McBreen or Patrick Breen (d. October 4, 1911) was an American saloonkeeper and criminal associate of the Gopher Gang. A well-known and colorful Hell's Kitchen figure known as Paddy the Priest, ...
Christopher Augustine Buckley
Christopher Augustine Buckley, Sr. (December 25, 1845 – April 20, 1922), commonly referred to as Blind Boss Buckley, was a saloonkeeper and Democratic Party political boss in San Francisco, California...
Harry Hill (sportsman)
Harry Hill (1827-August 27, 1896) was an English-born American businessman, sportsman and saloonkeeper whose establishments were regular meeting places for sportsmen, gamblers and politicians as well ...
Fanny Bendixen
Fanny Bendixen (c. 1820 – 2 May 1899) was a hotelier and saloon–keeper during the gold–rush period in British Columbia. Fanny was an important figure in the service industry surrounding the Cari...
Joseph Lowe
Joseph Lowe (1845-1899), aka "Rowdy Joe" Lowe, was a gambler and saloon keeper/owner of the Old West. Although sometimes described as a gunfighter, he did not historically fit into that category.Origi...
Roy Bean
Phantly Roy Bean, Jr. (c. 1825 – March 16, 1903) was an eccentric U.S. saloon-keeper and Justice of the Peace in Val Verde County, Texas, who called himself "The Law West of the Pecos". According to l...
Toots Shor
Bernard "Toots" Shor (May 6, 1903 – January 23, 1977) was best known as the proprietor of a legendary saloon and restaurant, Toots Shor's Restaurant, in Manhattan. He ran three different establis...
John Flammang Schrank
John Flammang Schrank (March 5, 1876 – September 15, 1943) was a resident of New York, best known for his attempt to assassinate former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt on October 14, 1912 in Milwauk...
Patrick Bohan
Patrick "Burly" Bohan (1860-?) was an American saloonkeeper and owner of The Doctor's, a popular Park Row dive bar and hangout for panhandlers and professional beggars known as the "Bowery Bums". Many...
Jack Pioggi
"Big" Jack Poggi or Pioggi (fl. 1906  – 1914) was an American saloon keeper and underworld figure in New York City at the start of the 20th century. A rival of "Big" Jack Zelig, he had been...
Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (March 19, 1848 – January 13, 1929) was an American gambler, Pima County, Arizona Deputy Sheriff, and Deputy Town Marshal in Tombstone, Arizona, who took part in the Gunfight at...
John Allen (saloon keeper)
John Allen (1823–1870) was an American saloon keeper and underworld figure in New York City during the early-to mid-19th century. A former religious student, Allen was considered one of the most notor...
Soapy Smith
Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith II (November 2, 1860 – July 8, 1898) was a famous con artist, saloon and gambling house proprietor, gangster and crime boss of the nineteenth-century Old West. His mos...
Earp Vendetta Ride
The Earp Vendetta Ride was a search by Deputy U.S. Marshal Wyatt Earp leading a federal posse. They pursued outlaw Cowboys from March 20 to April 15, 1882. Cowboys had ambushed his brothers ...
Ada "Bricktop" Smith
Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith, better known as Bricktop, (August 14, 1894 – February 1, 1984) was an American dancer, singer, vaudevillian, and self-described saloon-keeper w...
Jimmy Kelly (saloon keeper)
Giovanni de Silvio or Jimmy Kelly (fl. 1900-1914) was an American saloon keeper, political organizer and underworld figure in New York City during the start of the 20th century. He was the owner the F...
Cal Johnson (businessman)
Caldonia (or Calvin) Fackler Johnson (October 14, 1844 – April 7, 1925) was an American businessman and philanthropist, active primarily in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the late 19th and early 20th ...
Steve Brodie (bridge jumper)
Steve Brodie (December 25, 1861 – January 31, 1901) was an American from New York City who jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge and survived on July 23, 1886. The resulting publicity from the supposed jump,...
Augustus Barrows
Augustus R. Barrows (also known as A. R. Barrows) (July 30, 1838 - December 20, 1885) was an American lumberman from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin who spent one term as an independent Greenbacker member o...
James Ritty
James Jacob Ritty (29 October 1836 – 29 March 1918), saloonkeeper and inventor, opened his first saloon in Dayton, Ohio in 1871, billing himself as a "Dealer in Pure Whiskies, Fine Wines, and Ci...
William Riley (criminal)
William "Mush" Riley (fl. 1870–1878) was an American businessman, saloonkeeper and underworld figure in Manhattan, New York during the late 19th century. The owner of a Centre Street dive, he was a lo...
Oscar Neebe
Oscar William Neebe I (July 12, 1850 – April 22, 1916) was an anarchist, labor activist and one of the defendants in the Haymarket bombing trial.
He was born on July 12, 1850 in New York Cit...
Billy McGlory
William "Billy" McGlory (1853 – ?) was an American saloon keeper and underworld figure in New York City during the mid-to late 19th century. He was well known in The Bowery and Five Points d...
Cochise County in the Old West
Cochise County in the Old West was the site of ongoing Apache Indian attacks and a bitter feud between outlaw Cowboys and lawmen like Virgil Earp and his brothers. The county was carved off in 1881 f...
Charlie Bassett
Charles Bassett (c.1847–1896) was a lawman and saloon keeper associated with the early days of Dodge City, Kansas, in the American Old West.Charles E. Bassett was born in New Bedford, Massachuse...