Archive for: Saloons

Pine Knot Owner Grace Woolf

The owner of the Pine Knot Saloon, Grace Woolf of Truth or Consequences, talks about the history of the bar that she and her husband, RC, built in 1950. Topics covered include the one-armed bandits that were once in bars all over T or C, watering holes like the Arizona Hotel & Bar and Ashbaugh’s NightClub, unsolved murders from back in the day, and the story of Hart Derish and Ernie Bonner, who fatally shot one another outside the Pink Knot in July 1951.