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The Historic Palace, In Prescott AZ, Where The Earp Brothers & Doc Holliday Played Cards In The Late 1870's

Updated on August 16, 2014


The Palace is located right off of Whisky Row. The entertaining history behind this exclusive tavern is what attracts tourist from around the world.

Legends such as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, who spent some time at The Palace fills the atmosphere with intrigue and mystery.

I hope you enjoy this article.

Welcome To The Historic Palace In Prescott Arizona, Around Since The 1870's

The Historic Palace
The Historic Palace | Source

Wyatt Earp Played Cards At The Palace

The Palace
The Palace | Source

History About Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp was born on (March 19, 1848 – January 13, 1929) was an American gambler, who wore many hats. Which included Pima County Deputy Sheriff, and Deputy Town Marshal in Tombstone, Arizona Earp also took part in a Gunfight at the O.K. Corral during which lawmen killed three Outlaws. Earp was not happy that the 30-second gunfight defined the rest of his character.

(Source for the history of Wyatt Earp by: Wikipedia)

Virgil Earp Played Cards At The Palace

The Palace
The Palace | Source

History About Virgil Earp

Virgil Earp (July 18, 1843 – October 19, 1905) was a veteran of the American Civil War and was a Deputy U.S. Marshal for south-eastern Arizona Territory and Tombstone City Marshal at the time of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, in October 1881. Two months after that shootout, outlaw Cowboys ambushed Virgil on the streets of Tombstone, shattering his left arm, leaving him disabled for life.

Morgan Earp Played Cards At The Palace

The Palace
The Palace | Source

History On Morgan Earp

Morgan Earp (April 24, 1851 – March 18, 1882) was the younger brother of Deputy U.S. Marshals Virgil and Wyatt Earp. On December 28, 1881, and Morgan was assassinated on March 18, 1882 by a shot through the window of a door while he was playing billiards.

Doc Holliday Played Cards At The Palace

The Palace
The Palace | Source

History About Doc Holliday

John Henry "Doc" Holliday (August 14, 1851 – November 8, 1887) was an American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West who was known for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. In his early years, Holliday earned a D.D.S. degree from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery and set up a dental practice in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1873 he was diagnosed with tuberculosis, the same disease that had taken the life of his mother. When Holliday was 15 years old, He moved to the American Southwest in hopes that the climate would prolong his life. Taking up gambling as a profession, he subsequently gained a reputation as a dangerous gunman.

Source obtained for Earp Brothers & Doc Holliday provided by wikipedia/ creative commons

Let's Take A Look Inside The Historic Palace

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Directions To The Palace

A marker120 S Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ 86303 -
120 South Montezuma Street, Prescott, AZ 86303, USA
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The Palace is one of the most well-known historic restaurant's & saloons in the nation

When You Walk In The American Flag Greets You!

The Palace
The Palace | Source

On The Left Hand Side Is The Bar, And A Patron Is Dressed To Match The Western Scene

The Palace Bar
The Palace Bar | Source

The Walls All Are Covered With Vintage Pictures Of Cowboys, And Men Who Worked In Coal Mines, There Are Also Pictures Of Famous Western Movies That Were Filmed

The Wall Of The Palace
The Wall Of The Palace | Source

Can You Find The Ghost On Gurly Street? This Picture Was Taken In The 1870's Way Before Photo Shopping Folks!

The Palace
The Palace | Source

One Of The Movies Filmed At The Palace Is, "Junior Bonner" Starring Steve Mqueen

The Palace
The Palace | Source

Junior Bonner Movie Trailer with Kevin Carson - Prescott, Arizona - StevenOchoa3

A Staircase Leads Up To The Working Women Back In The Day, There Are Buttons Located Near The Bar, That Were Used To Request Their Service

The Palace
The Palace | Source

Original Bullet Holes From The Late 1900's Can Be Found In The Roof. The Last Shooting Took Place In The 1970's When A Woman Went After Her Husband For Cheating

The Palace
The Palace | Source

Other Historic Items Are Beer Can Collections And Mining Tools

Mining Tools At The Palace
Mining Tools At The Palace | Source
Beer Cans
Beer Cans | Source

The Palace Poll

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About The Palace

The Palace opened in 1877. The Palace was known as a fancy watering hole, and it was also known as a resourceful place to take care of work issues such as cattle claims and mineral claims which were sold over the bar. The Palace used as an outlet to serve political races.

Virgil Earp and his wife lived in Prescott they owned a saw mill company. The Earp brothers and Doc Holliday frequented the bar often before they moved to Tombstone in Tuscon, Arizona.

The Palace On July 14th, 1900, was destroyed by the Whiskey Row fire. The historic carved 1880′s Brunswick Bar, that is still in use, was carried out safely across the street to the plaza by the patrons.

In 1901 The Bar was restored.

The History Of The Earp Brothers & Doc Holliday Captured In The Movie "Tombstone"



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      Sawilem 3 months ago

      very good

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for reading Ms. Dora! We need to get you a cowboy hat so you can mosey on down to Prescott! It's nice place to visit.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Your choice of video music is so right for this piece. Thank you for taking us to a place we feel that we know. Interesting!

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks Blake83! It was like stepping back in time. Doc Holliday is a very interesting man. I think he would make a scary dentist. He would probably use pliers to pull a tooth out without using numbing medicine. :-( They love Doc Holliday in Prescott his picture is posted in a lot of places! I hope you get to visit soon! Thanks for your feedback!

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Wow! There is a Matt's Saloon two doors down as well. It's a very popular place! Many people in Prescott own multiple bars and shops. What a small world! And yes, there were people drinking and wearing cowboy gear, and every time someone walked into the saloon it seemed as everyone stopped what they were doing to see who was coming in. It was fun and a bit scary. Men were still walking around with gun holsters , nothing has changed.

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      Blake 3 years ago from Poughkeepsie, NY

      This was really well done and nicely written. I had no idea whatsoever that Doc was a dentist! Thanks for putting this together. Now I want to visit the place.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I do believe that fellar in the first picture is Matt. Married to a bridesmaid in my first wedding. He owns that place last I checked. I grew up around there when men still checked their guns to have a drink. And that is later than you think.