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Lander in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lander Hotel

1874

 

óGrand Theater ó

 
Lander Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
1. Lander Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Lander Hotel was one of the first businesses on Landerís dusty Main Street. †It began as an eating place and stopover for bull-team freighters on their way to Fort Washakie. It was a one-story, four-room log building built by Ben Decora.† Later additions were built of adobe and wood.
 
Erected by Fremont County Museum.
 
Location. 42° 49.983′ N, 108° 43.807′ W. Marker is in Lander, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 287) near North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 Main Street, Lander WY 82520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bossert Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Fremont Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Noble Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Palace Pharmacy, Albany Hotel, US Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); IOOF Building - Golden Rule Store (within shouting distance of this marker); M.N Baldwin Co. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Noble Lane Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lander.
 
Also see . . .
Lander Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 30, 2016
2. Lander Hotel Marker
The marker is on the theater entrance door.
 Lander Hotel - Fremont County Museum. Scroll down the page and consult the Lander Walking Tour map, clicking on the item of interest.
The hotel register shows that Owen Wister, author of the popular book, The Virginian, spent a night or two in the hotel in July, 1887. Wister was a lawyer from Philadelphia who became one of the first writers of western novels. (Submitted on July 18, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Lander Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Fremont County Museum
3. Lander Hotel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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