|John imagining the Saratoga.|
|Caldwell Bank & Trust on the left and Saratoga Hotel on the right along with the Caldwell Band. Library of Congress.|
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Just remember Bert, I have sat upstairs in the Caldwell Bank building where my great grandfather Frank Steunenberg had his office. If you ever get the Saratoga rebuilt, I would like to sit by the window there too and am putting in my reservation now for room #19 where Harry Orchard stayed while keeping his evil eyes on the governor's movements and planning his dastardly deed. I never got to do that before the Saratoga burned down. Sounds pretty crazy I know, but I like to retrace the footsteps of history as close as possible. A couple guys can always dream—can't they?
I will keep following the Indian Creek red brick road and see if it ever again leads to a Saratoga Hotel in Caldwell or just to a parking lot on an empty corner.
Related blog posts & other links:
Monday, January 28, 2013
7th Avenue, Caldwell, Idaho pre-1906
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Caldwell Commercial Bank/Bank & Trust Co.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
7th & Main Street Caldwell, Idaho - Panorama
Friday, August 1, 2008
Automatic Teller Bank from the Caldwell Banking & Trust Co. Ltd.
A Brief History of Caldwell
Saratoga Hotel (after the third floor was added)
Assassination: Idaho's Trial of the Century (you can still buy the DVD & visit the website).
Teaser: Coming soon—a few pieces of Saratoga Hotel souvenir china. I might even part with a couple if I can ever find the Saratoga Hotel again.