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The latest tale of woe at Wyoming's Cowboy Bar: It's for sale

The latest tale of woe at Wyoming's Cowboy Bar: It's for sale

Perched in his wheelchair, "Big Jim" Blake confidently rolls the wooden floors of his old shoot-'em-up saloon, founded here in 1893. The history of the Cowboy Bar is populated with drifters, outlaws and outliers, and its present proprietor brims with wild yarns and tall tales. Big Jim truly is a big, big man who once weighed 550 pounds. Still, his large frame is always on the move. Wheeling along the ornate wooden bar shipped here in 1893 from the Chicago World's Fair, he proudly patrols this watering hole where a young Butch Cassidy once downed shots of whiskey before his arrest here for horse rustling. Big Jim tells the story as he offers a visitor a...

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