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Near Cimarron in Colfax County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Saint James Hotel

 
 
The Saint James Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
1. The Saint James Hotel Marker
Inscription.
The Saint James Hotel
Has been placed on the
National Register
Of Historic Places
By the United States
Department of the Interior

1872

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 36° 30.306′ N, 104° 55.234′ W. Marker is near Cimarron, New Mexico, in Colfax County. Marker is on State Road 21 0.4 miles south of U.S. 64, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on a small wall under the hotel sign. Marker is in this post office area: Cimarron NM 87714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Jack’s Hideout / Colfax County War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cimarron Canyon (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Regarding The Saint James Hotel. The DAR placed 18 markers in New Mexico along the Santa Fe Trail from Raton Pass, on the Colorado/New Mexico border, to the "End of the Trail" in the Santa Fe Plaza. The Saint James Hotel is located near the original trail.
 
Also see . . .
Saint James Hotel and Sante Fe Trail Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
2. Saint James Hotel and Sante Fe Trail Markers
The Saint James Hotel marker is mounted on the wall and the Sante Fe Trail marker is hidden in a yucca plant at the base of the Saint James Hotel sign.
 The ghosts of the St James Hotel. The St James Hotel was built in 1872 by Henri Lambert (later changed to Henry) and was originally called Lambert's Inn. Its saloon, restaurant and 43 rooms were witness to at least 26 murders during Cimarron's wilder days. (Submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The Saint James Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
3. The Saint James Hotel Marker
Marker is on a small wall under the hotel sign.
Santa Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
4. Santa Fe Trail Marker
Sante Fe Trail
(Via Bent's Fort)
1822-1879
Marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the
Territory of New Mexico
1910
The Saint James Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 23, 2011
5. The Saint James Hotel
The Saint James Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Frederick D. Nichols, Photographer, circa August 1936
6. The Saint James Hotel
Historic American Buildings Survey
HABS NM,4-CIM,7-1
View looking northwest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   6. submitted on August 15, 2011. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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