Gallery #2--SMALL TOWNS & GHOST TOWNS
Sumpter, Capital Hotel.

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Record 74/1101
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Photographer Parker's Studio or M. M. Hazeltine
Description Capital Hotel in Sumpter. [The photo caption in the magazine says Capital Hotel, but the article below the photo refers to the Spencer Hotel. They are probably the same hotel.] "P. J. Griffin, "Mine host" of the Spencer, the leading hotel of Sumpter, was born in New Hampshire in 1848. He has had considerable experience in the business, gained in hotels in Boston and in British Columbia. Lately, however he has been engaged in mining and stockraising in the Burnt River country. On the first of April he bought this hotel. It is a large and commodious building, having thirty eight bedrooms. It is thoroughly lit by electricity, and has all the modern improvements. The table is furnished with all the market affords, and is a cardinal feature of the house. His wife aids him in the supervision of the hotel, and we bespeak for them a large and growing patronage."
Source: p. 27, Souvenir Edition. Morning Democrat, Bowen & Small, Publishers, May 20th, 1898.
Object ID 1980.1.532
Place Sumpter
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