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Randsburg, Ca.

Saloons and Prostitutes



Saloons and Prostitutes - Rand Street Looking North, January 1898

It appears that the entire population of the camp has turned out for C. W. Tucker's photograph. Photo shows the Mojave Saloon which had previously been the Capital Saloon. As this purchase was made in September, 1897 and another photo shows the Capital Saloon with a snow-covered street, it is assumed that that photo was taken in the winter of 1897. Snow usually only stays on the ground in Randsburg for a couple of days. The building on the left in the foreground of the photo is the Elite Theatre, a known house of prostitution. On the roof and on the false front of the saloon there appears to be two pair of pants. It is not known if these were Levis or not, or why they were there.


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  • Introduction
  • Randsburg, California - Circa 1896 - 1898
  • Earliest Known Photograph
  • Town Constable (Saloon Owner)
  • Stagecoach Arriving
  • The O.K. Lodging House
  • C. W. Tucker and Main Street Saloon
  • Loading Ore at the Yellow Astor
  • Tehachapi Milling and Trading
  • Rand Development Company
  • Stage Lines, Saloons & Construction
  • Saloons, Gambling Halls & Prostitutes
  • Rare Randsburg Winter
  • Randsburg 1897
  • Saloons and Stage Office
  • "Tent City"
  • C. W. Tucker Photographic Studio
  • Broadway Street
  • C. W. Tucker and Wife at Home
  • Amazing Activity on Butte Avenue
  • Randsburg Railway
  • C. W. Tucker's Home and Studio
  • Rebuilding After the Fire
  • Stagecoaches and Saloon
  • Snow Ball Fight and Construction.
  • Spring of 1897
  • Bird's Eye View
  • Saloons and Prostitutes
  • Excavation for first stamp mill
  • Dry Washing for Gold


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