Law West of the Pecos

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The primary reason to visit Langtry is to see the saloon / courthouse called “The Jersey Lilly”.  In August of 1882, a Texas Ranger requested a local law jurisdiction to be set up, and Roy Bean was appointed justice of the peace for the new Precinct 6 in Pecos County.  He held court in the saloon he owned.  He named the saloon after Lillie Langtry, an actress from the English Island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands between England and France.  After his death, Lillie visited the town of Langtry on the border of Texas and Mexico.

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