Judge Roy Bean famously used his saloon in West Texas as his courtroom and proclaimed himself as the “law west of the Pecos.” Judge Bean was apparently a big fan of the British actress and socialite Lillie Langtry, who was nicknamed “the Jersey Lily” after the flower that was the symbol of her hometown of Jersey. Judge Bean named his saloon in her honor, calling it the “Jersey Lilly” (using two L’s). Coincidentally, the name of the settlement where Roy Bean’s courtroom was located, originally called Eagle Nest, was renamed Langtry after an engineer and foreman with the railroad named George Langtry. The site today is a Texas Information Center and rest area along US 90 west of Del Rio, and, yes, west of the Pecos.