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The West of the Pecos Museum
Pecos, Texas

Orient Hotel c. 1910 with the
Johnson-Heard No. 11 Saloon shown here as hotel annex.

Postcard courtesy of West of the Pecos Museum
On Hwy 285 and First Street, one block from the caboose.

Situated in the former Orient Hotel, at one time the finest in the region. Fifty rooms of exhibits, including a replica of Roy Bean's Jersey Lilly Saloon and exhibits on neighboring towns of Toyahvale, Balmorhea, and Saragosa.

A great example of a community preserving it's history. The museum recently underwent a $600,000 renovation in 1995. The museum is made possible through donations and admissions.

Hours
Open Monday through Friday 9 to 6, Saturday 9 to 5.
915-445-5076

The Orient Hotel and No. 11 Saloon

The hotel was built in 1904, eight years after the saloon. A connecting hallway joins the two buildings. The buildings' proximity to the train station made it easy to enjoy all that Pecos City had to offer back then.

The saloon was the scene of a double homicide the first year it was open. Bronze markers and a bullet hole show where the fracas took place.


Our special thanks to the staff of the West of the Pecos Museum for providing us with information on their town, museum and the Orient Hotel.

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