Jesse and Frank James

Jesse James and his brother Frank...hot springs...mud baths...

the El Camino Real then named Spring Street...cowboys...

wine and almonds...bordellos and rodeos...and oak trees

The Pine Street Saloon resides in the oldest remaining wood building in downtown Paso... for sure a Historical Marker itself and dates back to the mid 1850tys and has been a saloon for most of those years with stories of it being a bordello, and at times a eating establishment and bar.


Rumor has it that in the late 1800's saw a raw wild west section of town down Pine
Street,  where cattle men drove herds into town, where cowboys, miners and lumber jacks partook of refreshments in one of the 10 plus saloons.  There were 3 banks in town during these times, mud baths and hot springs here and there all over town... it was in fact a health resort.  Medicine shows stopped here.

On Pine Street, also known  as "skid row" every Saturday there were horse races
as entertainment for cattlemen, ranchers and town folks.  It is said that these were
going on during the days that Jesse and Frank James were hanging out in town, unknown to most people...did you know their uncle Drury James started the town.


From the corner of Pine and 13th to Pine and 10th there were known to be a dozen

saloons along the street.  With 13th Street being the old road to Bakersfield, the Stage Coach would come down 13th on the way to the Train Station, story tells it 

that this exact location was the a Stage Stop in the early 1800's...



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