The Klondyke dance hall and saloon at the Alaska-Yulon-Pacific Exposition
Taken at the Alaska-Yulon-Pacific Exposition, this photo shows a reproduction of a saloon built specially for the exposition in 1908. The people running the exposition wanted to give their audience a look into what life was like in a real Wild West bar and they may have done a little too well. The Klondyke Dance Hall was briefly shut down during the exposition for being somewhat too realistic.
There’s very little said as to how the saloon became too realistic, but it’s likely that things just got out of hand. Or maybe some cowboy holdovers took the whole thing to heart and started slamming sasparilla and throwing punches.
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