Whiskey Pete MacIntyre

Whiskey Pete MacIntyre

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1933 (aged 51–52)
Primm, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Burial Primm, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Memorial ID 80075071 · View Source
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Gas station owner in the area of Stateline, (now known as Primm) in the 1920's. Fell on hard times because he couldn't make enough money selling gas so he became a bootlegger. Rumor has it that when he died he wanted to be buried standing up with a bottle of bootlegged whiskey in his hand. Who knows if his last wishes were ever followed through with.
His body was accidently exhumed when workers were building a bridge from Whiskey Pete's Casino to Buffalo Bill's. Whiskey Pete's remains were said to have been moved to one of the caves he cooked and stored his moonshine in and buried there, again, who knows if that ever happened.

1930 Crescent, Clark, NV
Roach Street
Enumerated 18 Apr 1930
Pete McIntyre {sic}
Born 1881 PA, parents born PA
Owns his home, value $10,000
Proprietor - Service Station

Reno Evening Gazette, Monday, 7 Deb 1994
Dug Up Body May Be Whiskey Pete
"Las Vegas - A body in a wooden coffin was accidentally dug up by construction workers last week is believed to be that of a colorful character who died 60 years ago.
Officials think the remains are that of "Whiskey Pete" McIntyre {sic} because the coffin was found near the site of State Line Station, a coffee shop with two gasoline pumps he ran for several years.
The crumbling coffin was unearthed by construction workers grading land for a railroad track near Whiskey Pete's Hotel, the State Line Resort named for the bootlegger, gunslinger and service station owner.
"There wasn't much left," said Bruce Sedlacek, project coordinator for Primadonna Resort Inc., owners of Whiskey Pete's Hotel.
"The tractor caught the edge of the box and the skull popped out. "There was Whiskey Pete staring up at us."
The exact burial site was unknown, because tombstones marking the grave were stolen."


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  • Added: 8 Nov 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 80075071
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Whiskey Pete MacIntyre (1881–1933), Find a Grave Memorial no. 80075071, citing Whiskey Petes Grave, Primm, Clark County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Bill & Eileen (contributor 46886393) .