Beatty, Nevada was founded in 1905 as the railroad junction for the Bullfrog Mining District and was once served by 3 railroads that connected to the booming metropolis Rhyolite, then a town of 10,000 miners. Today, Rhyolite is a ghost town, and Beatty is a last gas stopping point for travelers to Death Valley. The Sourdough Saloon was one of Beatty’s more well known establishments, providing food and drink to miners and railroad workers, and later, to those passing through on the highway today. Sourdough Saloon was also an informal meeting point for engineers and test drivers for the world’s automakers during the summer. Wait, what? Yep. As one of the hottest places on earth, Death Valley is utilized by all major car manufacturers to test their vehicles in the extreme Summer heat. Testing everything from engine cooling systems to climate control, prototype vehicles are put through their paces, and there is nothing better than a cold beer after driving through Death Valley all day. There was also literally no other place to get a beer, so the Sourdough Saloon was THE after work hang out.
Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium Bella+Canvas 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you’ve dreamed of and more – it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
- 100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
- Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
- 30 single
- Tear-away label
- Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
- Retail fit
- Runs true to size
Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current t-shirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the shirt laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the shirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam. While our tees are all made using premium, pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, there can be some shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence, we always suggest going up a size.
All sizes are provided in inches!
*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.