From the Archives

Midway Saloon

Over the first 50 years of Galt’s history, there have been many an establishment where one could “wet their whistle.” Whether you called them saloons, bars or taverns, they outnumbered churches two to one. One such “watering hole” was the Midway Saloon. No one knows who built it, but Volaski “Lac” Quiggle owned it around 1910. Fred Rothenbush, Galt’s first fire chief, ran the saloon in 1921. O’Hara Realty now occupies the site of the Midway Saloon. The unique architecture allows the customer to stop for a drink without getting wet in a rainstorm. Looking through the building, the road that would become Lincoln Way is visible.