Primm, Nev.
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Weekend Escape: Goodsprings and Primm, Nev.

Primm, Nev.

Greeting visitors to Whiskey Pete’s is a life-size model of the local moonshiner for whom the Primm, Nev., hotel-casino is named. The resort is on the California-Nevada state line.

 (Jay Jones)
Primm, Nev.

Rooms at Whiskey Pete’s were recently renovated as part of a $3-million refurbishment. Rustic touches at the Primm, Nev., hotel-casino include  faux rattlesnake skin wall hangings.

 (Jay Jones)
Goodsprings, Nev.

Time doesn’t seem to change old-time Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, Nev., on the California-Nevada state line.

 (Jay Jones)
Goodsprings, Nev.

Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, Nev., is associated with a sad bit of Hollywood lore. On a nearby mountain, Carole Lombard, her mother and 20 others were killed in a plane crash on Jan. 16, 1942. Clark Gable, Lombard’s husband, waited at Pioneer Saloon for news from search parties. A piece of wreckage from the crash hangs in the saloon.

 (Jay Jones)
Goodsprings, Nev.

Pioneer Saloon, an old-time dining and watering spot in Goodsprings, Nev., offers a varied menu with items including, from left, barbeque ribs, a three-egg combo and a Ghost Burger.

 (Jay Jones)
Goodsprings, Nev.

At Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, Nev., a platter of ribs comes with Bush’s baked beans, served in the can.

 (Jay Jones)
Goodsprings, Nev.

A potbelly stove warms old-time Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, Nev.

 (Jay Jones)
Goodsprings, Nev.

Carole Lombard and Clark Gable’s sad association with Pioneer Saloon is commemorated there.

 (Jay Jones)
Goodsprings, Nev.

Burn marks in the wood bar at Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, Nev., are said to have been made by Clark Gable’s cigars as he kept his anxious vigil in 1942.

 (Jay Jones)
Goodsprings, Nev.

Haunted Lockdown events at Pioneer Saloon attempt to make contact with the spirit world, as Jill Padovese attempts here, using various electronic devices.

 (Jay Jones)
Goodsprings, Nev.

When the Pioneer Saloon opened in Goodsprings, Nev., in 1913, it was one of seven bars that served area prospectors. It is faced with stamped tin.

 (Jay Jones)
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