Fair Oaks Historical Society

Virtual Walking Tour

Oasis Saloon

Across the bridge on the right, near the train station was the Oasis saloon, built by a Sacramento businessman in 1901 and fiercely opposed by the citizens of Fair Oaks who pointed out that Fair Oaks was a temperance community and had rules prohibiting saloons. The builder stated that his saloon was not in Fair Oaks but on the other side of the river. The saloon was built and operated as a local watering hole for over 20 years until it was shut down for selling beer to minors.