A Beer Between the Forked Tree in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF — The Museum Club was beset with a diminishing history for years after it opened in 1931. It was first billed as “the biggest log cabin in the world.” Later, it was downsized to “the biggest log cabin in the nation.” But eventually, it became “the biggest log cabin in Arizona.” Regardless of all that, one thing remains constant — the front entryway is still the largest doorway in the world made from a forked tree that was once struck by lightning.
It’s the remains of an old ponderosa pine that was split by lightning somewhere back around 1900. Two separate, but equal, branches emerged to form a giant “Y” that was chopped down, hauled to the log cabin and inverted across the front. So now it looks like those who enter are walking between the knotty knees of a bowlegged cowboy.
The club is at 3404 E. Route 66 and the beer is cold regardless of how you get inside.
Sam, I like that phrase of the knotty knees of a bow legged cowboy. Good stuff!