The saloon is one of the most recognizable institutions of the cowboy era – even if it has been exaggerated by Hollywood. Saunter into the Stonewall Saloon in Saint Jo, and you’ll feel like it’s 1880 all over again. Tennessean I.H. Boggess built the saloon – Saint Jo’s first building – in 1873 to serve the trail drivers who often came through town. When the county went dry in 1897, the saloon went dry as well – housing offices, a bank, and now a museum. The Stonewall Saloon Museum showcases the original bar, tables as they may have been set up on opening day in 1873, and various relics from the town’s cowboy history.
Stonewall Saloon Museum