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Seventy Five Rockin' Good Years Give Roundup Saloon Reason to Celebrate

The oldest surviving business in Lafayette invited some friends over for a little party to mark the day.

A little bit of Lamorinda history was made Saturday. Except for the rock band in the back parking lot the moment would have passed quietly for all except the dedicated cadre of locals who turned out to help the Roundup Saloon celebrate it's 75th year in business.

Seventy five years ago Bruno Hauptmann went on trial for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr., Babe Ruth played his first National League game at Fenway Park, and Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California.

Amelia drove to Lafayette to toast her achievement at the Roundup Saloon immediately upon landing.  Well, not really, but she probably wanted to.

One of my favorite watering holes, the Roundup marked its anniversary Saturday with good food and classic rock. Bouncer Jason Ellis called it, saying, "It's going to get loud and busy in here tonight, but it's Saturday night and that's just what happens here at the Roundup."

So here's to the Roundup's 75 years and possibly their first web "video" coverage (or whatever you want to call it), right here on Lamorinda Patch. Check out the video. Cheers.

Robert Livesay March 17, 2012 at 05:25 AM
Did not the Bill family own the bar first. I do believe it was a Tidewater Associated gas station with a diner. Maybe someone can give a more in depth history.

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