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The Stanley Hotel

F.O. Stanley ( inventor of the Stanley Steamer) arrived in Estes Park Colorado in 1903 to recover from TB. He so liked what he saw he built a magnificant hotel which opened on July 4th, 1909. It is the only site known to have scared Stephen King, who later wrote The Shining based on his stay as … Continue reading »

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Mendocino Hotel

The Mendocino Hotel opened in 1878 as The Temperance House. Mendocino, the picturesque logging town on the northern California coast, then had nineteen saloons and 20,000 people. Today it has a population of 1000 and appears frequently as Cabot Cove in the Murder She Wrote TV series. The early photo is undated.  

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The New Sheridan Hotel

The original Sheridan Hotel was built in 1895 in Telluride Colorado. Two years later a three-story structure was built just east of it, and that building was called the New Sheridan Hotel. The New Sheridan was the site of William Jennings Bryan “Cross of Gold” speech. In 1906 the original hotel burned and in 1994 ( a mere 86 … Continue reading »

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