Picture to the right of the Idanha Hotel and Charles Siringo from Big Trouble by J. Anthony Lukas: "At times the spacious lobby (of the Idanha) didn’t seem large enough to contain all the gunslingers in the prosecution camp. One day, two of the deadliest-Charlie Siringo and Bob Meldrum-confronted each other by the mahogany bar. Hawley had imported Meldrum and his sidekick, Rudie Barthell, ostensibly under subpoena as prosecution witnesses, actually as insurance against federation 'thuggery' or other contingencies. Ten years before, as sheriff of Carbon County, Colorado, Meldrum had pursued a gang of horse thieves headed by 'Kid' Curry, while the Pinkerton's sent Siringo to infiltrate the bunch. Unaware of the desperado’s identity, Meldrum had almost killed Siringo. Now, as they eyed each other grimly, Meldrum's hand jumped toward his revolver pocket. 'I've felt worst about not getting you than any man I ever missed,' he growled. 'It's all right, Bob,' said Siringo. 'I call it all off.' Ultimately, they downed a whiskey together." (Big Trouble by J. Anthony Lukas, 1997).
Below are a couple of recent postcard acquisitions. I have a couple of the first one but not with the notations you see on the right hand side regarding room rates.
|Circa 1903-4. This postcard is pre-assassination (12/30/1905) and Frank stayed here from time to time when on business in Boise. ©JTR|
|Circa 1908-1913. ©JTR|
|Anyone you know? Give a holler if you can ID any of these boys. ©JTR|
|Early RPPC from the same time period circa 1901-1906. Doesn't look like much in the way|
of power poles & lines have yet been installed. ©JTR
|With it sprinkling outside. Walter wound up and pitched a few down the 2nd floor hallway|
to his Weiser Kids catcher. Photo from The Idanha by Dick d'Easum
The Idanha: Guests and Ghosts of an Historic Idaho Inn By Dick D'Easum
Saturday, March 1, 2008 (letter on Idanha letterhead).
Frank Steunenberg to son Julian - February 2, 1905
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Boise Idaho - Real Photo Postcards & Covers
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Shootout over Harry Orchard
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Would Trade a Mantle, Mays, Koufax or Robinson for a good Steunenberg, Orchard, Siringo or Meldrum
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Idanha Hotel Match Safe
I will take the $5.00 room 5th floor turret with a bath and claw foot tub. Hot water better be working.