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Groveland in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Groveland Hotel

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2011
1. Groveland Hotel Marker
Inscription. Built in 1849 for Joshua D. Crippen and Co., it served as an adobe trading post and dwelling house until 1865. George Reid bought the property in 1851. Sold to Matthew Foote in 1866 who converted the building and opened the Garrote Hotel, renamed the Groveland Hotel in 1875. Groveland was known as Garrote, which loosely translates to "hanging", a deed for which the town was infamous. From 1878 until 1990, the hotel was owned by no less than 12 people and companies. During the teens and twenties, the hotel was known for its parties and dances and gained notoriety as a sporting house, including gambling, drinking and a bull pen with working girls all under one roof. In 1927, Lyle passed away in room 15, also known as Lyle's Room. Lyle is known to entertain guests to this day. In the 1940's the hotel served as a Greyhound Bus stop until it closed in 1950. Open and closed several times during the 60's, 70's and 80's, the property was used as a hotel, office buildings and served as the Groveland District Ranger Station offices. In 1986 the property was sold, stripped of its interior, ending in foreclosure. Present owners Peggy and Grover Mosley became the newest innkeepers in 1990 and in 1992 completed a million dollar restoration. The Groveland Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected
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By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2011
2. Groveland Hotel
This marker is mounted on the front of the building to the left of the entrance door with the NRHP plaque mounted on the right.
2009 by Matuca Chapter No. 1849, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 50.358′ N, 120° 13.778′ W. Marker is in Groveland, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18767 Main Street, Groveland CA 95321, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron Door Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Groveland (within shouting distance of this marker); Arrastra (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph E. Lemos (approx. 1.9 miles away); Big Oak Flat (approx. 1.9 miles away); Second Garrote (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ferretti Shrine (approx. 5.2 miles away); Stevens Bar Bridge (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Groveland.
 
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By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2011
3. Groveland Hotel
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By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2011
4. Groveland Hotel Marker
The Groveland Hotel Monterey Colonial Adobe has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1849
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circa 2006
5. Groveland Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 12, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   5. submitted on December 26, 2008. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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