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By all accounts, the wildest places in the Wild West were the saloons, and Texas had some of the wildest of the wild.
Fort Worth’s White Elephant, site of more than a few gunfights, shady deals and high-stakes games in its day, was plenty wild at times, yet it was also a business model for successful saloon entrepreneurship.
The parlor house, or bordello, though, could be worse.
A well-stocked bar was usually among its amenities, but not the main attraction.
By the 1870s it had grown up to become a stopover on the Chisholm Trail, going up to the Kansas railheads.
A decade later, it was still wrestling with respectability, reflected most clearly in its public entertainments.
Short, right, got the best of the shootout, seen in Bob Graham’s 2003 painting Coming Up Short, with Courtright soon dying in the doorway of the shooting gallery next door.
Mercedes and Sammy then had a heated argument, which led to Mercedes spending the night at the rich people's camp, and finally deciding to quit the show the next day.
But as the other contestants watched the row, posh campmate Barnes made an off-hand comment that it was like watching animals turn on a dying elephant.
Burgower and company ran a modest operation built around a bar, some pool tables and a short-order kitchen.
It was scarcely the kind of place calculated to appeal to the’sporting fraternity’ of professional gamblers, nor did it draw the deep-pocketed amateurs.