Public Event Listings
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Wild West Jeeps holds various public events throughout the state. These events include charity based gatherings, outdoor recreational events, social hangouts and of course, the off road trail runs. We enjoy seeing everyone's faces and rides so come on out! The events you see below are open to anyone and are automatically imported from our public Facebook page. You don't need to be a Facebook member to see these! Anyone can create an event, so if you're up for the challenge of hosting a gathering, please feel free to come over to our Facebook group page and get started!!
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April Stock Friendly Pioneer Saloon Run
When: Sunday, April 12th, 2020 @ 8:30am
Where: 12325 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89124
Meet at 8:30 am ...roll out at 9 am
This is the PERFECT run for beginners and everyone who might be interested in joining Wild West Jeep Club. Stock friendly trail through the desert to the historic Pioneer Saloon. Bring a camera to take pictures of any wildlife we may find, snacks and water. But don't fill up on snacks so you can join us for a bite of their famous Ghost Burger for lunch!
***PLEASE NOTE!!!! IF YOU USE APPLE MAPS THEN YOU WILL NOT ARRIVE AT THE CORRECT LOCATION! PLEASE USE GOOGLE MAPS***
Here is a "brief" history of the Pioneer Saloon: Built in 1913 by local businessman George Fayle, the bar was formed out of stamped tin from the Sears Roebuck Company—indeed, the Pioneer looks like something out of a ghost town or Western flick with its false front and porch of well-worn boards. Inside, a 19th-century bar dominates the room, the wood worn to a soft, polished glow. The brass rail at the foot of the bar and the potbelly iron stove are both original. If you look beside the stove, you’ll see a few old bullet holes, the result of a long-ago fight over cheating at cards.
Another tragedy in the otherwise good-time history of the Pioneer involves Hollywood legends Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. In 1942, Lombard was flying back to Los Angeles after a tour selling war bonds and her plane crashed into nearby Mount Potosi. As a team struggled to recover her body from the isolated crash site, Lombard’s husband, Clark Gable, waited at the bar in Goodsprings, drunk and inconsolable.
The legend of Gable and Lombard also contributes to the Pioneer Saloons’ reputation as a place rife with otherworldly activity. Both of them are said to have a presence there, as is the target of the bullets that went into the aforementioned holes, a depressive bartender and one of Nevada’s “working girls” of another era.
The saloon’s cast of astral character resulted in featured spots on TV shows such as Ghost Adventures and made it the site of meet-ups for fans of the paranormal. The Pioneer Saloon also occasionally hosts “ghost lockdowns,” where visitors can hang out from midnight until 4 a.m., playing with EVF meters and spirit boxes and attempting to contact Carole, Clark, or perhaps just an anonymous miner.
Pioneer possesses other silver screen connections, too. It was featured in The Mexican, Miss Congeniality 2, and Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke, as well as a scene from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas that landed on the cutting room floor. It has also manifested as the “Prospector Saloon” in the video game Fallout: New Vegas.
Heading into its second century, the Pioneer Saloon remains a beloved watering hole for both locals and visitors from around the world. It’s a popular spot for motorcycle riders as well as star gazers who appreciate the dearth of artificial light. The bar now offers a menu of sandwiches and burgers (try the ghost burger) as well as breakfast. Entertainment is provided by a jukebox, karaoke, and live bands, but the atmosphere of the Pioneer Saloon is thrill enough.