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Iron Front Saloon

  • 1009 Main St
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
The Amthors were owners, with Willie Bell, of the old Iron Front Saloon, once located at 1009 Main Street. Historical records indicate Willie Bell shot a policeman, and as consequence, the business floundered and Otto lost everything. Otto retained access to the Main Street building , however, and subsequently ran a liquor store there from the mid-1930s through World War 2.
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