McCleary in those days was an unspectacular frontier town, very provincial, very well behaved. There were neither cowboys, nor drunkards, nor gamblers. It was separated from Olympia, the state capital, by twenty miles of ill kept dirt road; and from Aberdeen, the bustling port city of Grays Harbor, by another thirty miles of ill kept dirt road. The nearest saloon was eight miles away. Most of the men who worked in the mill and door plant were Greeks and Italians; those who worked in the woods were Irish and Scandinavian. There was one church and an elementary school. And there was one boss: The Henry McCleary Timber Company.Immigrant's return by Angelo M. Pellegrini, pg 44
Notice that the author writes that there was no saloon in McCleary at that time (about 1913). We currently don't have a tavern, I wonder when this immediate area first had one.