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July 18, 2011


K.L. Wilden

The original building went up in 1883 as the Fashion Saloon. It was the first saloon in El Paso with electric lights. By 1889 it was the Wigwam. Before he was Constable of PCt 1, John Selman was a bouncer there. It was in the alley beside the Wigwam that Selman was fatally shot Easter Sunday, 1896 by Deputy US Marshal George Scarborough.

Trish Long

As always, thanks for the additional information.

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