Big Nose Kate’s Saloon
In Tombstone, there’s a place that’s very popular – Big Nose Kate’s Saloon! It used to be the Grand Hotel, but now is named for the “lady of the evening” who was also supposed to be Doc Holliday’s girlfriend. On the menu in the saloon, there is a picture of Kate – and no, she doesn’t have a big nose!
Tombstone’s Miss Kitty
Kate definitely got the short end of the stick when it came to names, that’s for sure! Miss Kitty, Matt Dillon’s girlfriend on the old Gunsmoke TV show, had a much classier name…..but does she have a saloon named after her?
There is a bar that runs the length of the sitting area in the saloon and this sign is centered behind that bar! It’s one of many pretty stained glass windows/signs in the saloon.
There was your typical beers to choose from, in terms of beverages, and then some more interesting sounding drinks listed on the blackboard….Sex in the Desert??
Altho the stained glass signs were meant to be read from the outside (this one promoting Tequila), they were much prettier from the inside, as the sun shone thru them!
And downstairs from the saloon, there is a peek into what ran under certain buildings in town – access to a mine! This was blocked off, so people couldn’t get into the mine, or what’s left of it, but it’s also an interesting slice of what life may have been like back then!