Monday, June 18, 2012

The historic Stanley Hotel

Cliff and I were just going to look around inside the Stanley Hotel, but we happened to be in the right place at the right time to sign up for a "ghost tour".  We learned a lot of the history during the tour; at least I did; Cliff couldn't hear much of what the guide said.  Yes, he has a hearing aid, but he still needs people to speak up.  One ear hears nothing but a constant ringing; the other one doesn't work all that great, even with a hearing aid.


I'll need to do at least two entries on this subject, so bear with me.
F. O. Stanley and his twin brother, F. E., invented the Stanley Steamer.  F. O. had tuberculosis in his fifties and the doctor sent him to Colorado, where he eventually recovered and prospered.  Rather than going into detail about F. O.'s life, let me provide you with a link HERE.  His story is very interesting, and I encourage you to read about him.  Estes Park wouldn't be what it is today had it not been for this man.


    
Cliff admired the Stanley Steamer in the lobby.




It's still in use!


7 comments:

darev2005 said...

Wow. Looks like a beautiful old place. They certainly don't make them like that anymore, do they?

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a wonderful trip you all are having. I love going back in history like that to times past.

TARYTERRE said...

What a charming look back at history. I's a FANTASTIC. Thank goodness the elevator still works. I'd need it if I visited with all those stairs to climb.

Adirondackcountrygal said...

This is very nice, I love visiting old houses and museums. In nearby Gloversville in the Knox Mansion owned by the Knox family who invented Knox gelatin. It is only open certain times of the year however.

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Actually, I believe its in Johnston.. oh well..

Hollie said...

We have watched the "Ghost Hunters" investigate that place twice! Very interesting place!!

The Chic Country Cowgirl said...

Ohhhh, we just got back from The Stanley about a month ago!!! Made for a great family vacation--it's absolutely stunning!