Title: Museum gets Hotel Kemmerer signage; new Kemmerer book out
Author: Little Chicago Review
Publisher: Little Chicago Review
The Kemmerer Fossil Country Museum has received the sign from the Hotel Kemmerer and bar on Monday and hopefully, Judy Julian, Director of the Museum and Suzanne Giorgis, volunteer, can have it ready for the museum's 20th Anniversary this Friday, June 12th.
They have run into just small problem, they aren't sure how the bar goes together. Julian is sending out a plea to anyone who can remember what the back bar looked like to please come in and give them help.
Julian has recently published a book about the area "Images of America." The book should be at the museum this week for purchase. In it, the Hotel Kemmerer is featured and the information Julian compiled is as follows:
"Construction of the Hotel Kemmerer began in 1897, but there were several delays caused by financial problems and the cold winter weather. The hotel was completed and opened for business in August 1898 under the ownership of Robert White. Native stone used to build the hotel was cut from the nearby stone quarry located in Oakley, just south of Kemmerer. The hotel was the first hotel to be built in the community. Shortly after the town of Kemmerer was incorporated and a town council appointed, the first town meeting was held in the hotel on February 28, 1899. The hotel was able to weather economic booms and busts. Livestock and coal production, the foundation of Kemmerer's economy, provided enough stability for the hotel to survive. This gave her the nickname the "Grand Old Lady."'
For more information on various historical subjects, the museum can give you the instite you are looking for.
Julian joins a number of local area authors and is a Kemmerer native.