Sunday, November 23, 2008

IT'S NOT HOTEL CALIFORNIA, BUT.........


In 1907 if you were tired and dusty after a long ride, by train, wagon or horseback, you could rest your weary bones in this brand new, modern brick hotel. You could safely leave your wagon team or horse or pack mule with the hostler out behind the hotel, and after a cleanup, you could walk the two short blocks to the train station and have a sumptuous meal served to you by the charming girls at the Harvey House restaurant. This beautiful old building was erected in 1907 and for many years was a thriving business, but gradually business declined and finally the hotel was closed. After many years of neglect and decay it was purchased by a man who spent a minor fortune in restoring it to it's former glory. Now it is no longer a hotel; it is a private residence for the family of the man who restored it. Wish you had your own private hotel to live in? Dream on...

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