What fun it was to meet a fellow blogger from Washington State yesterday! Along with our husbands, we had a fantastic mexican meal in Old Town. Visit Cherly's blog http://nostalgiatodayandyesterday.blogspot.com/.
Colorado House — 1851
In 1850 Cave Johnson Couts began construction of the Colorado House across the plaza.
When opened in 1851, hotel rooms were available for $15 per month. Couts had come to San Digeo at the age of twenty-eight, a U.S. Army Lieutenant of Dragons to provide protection for the Boundary Commission.
The Colorado House burned in 1872. It was reconstructed in 1992 and now houses the Wells Fargo Museum. Wells Fargo opened its first office in San Francisco on July 13, 1852. In April 1861 Wells Fargo took charge of the western end — California to Salt Lake City — of the Pony Express route to keep it running.
Wells Fargo is not very high on my list these days with all the recent reports of corruption but the building sure is pretty.
Posted by Nancy at 11:19 AM