4.07.2009

Blogger Buddy



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.

6 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Glad to know that you had a nice time!
Beautiful post!
Kind regards
Léia

isk8jewel said...

How fun! I love Old Town but do miss Bazaar del Mundo and the Casa de Pico and Bandini restaurants beingn there. Mmmm!

Lois said...

Oh my gosh I'm so jealous! I love Cheryl's blog! That's a great shot.

Barb said...

Sounds like a fun time for all you guys....Barb

Jacob said...

Fine photo of a good-looking building.

At first I thought I'd hit the wrong button and ended up on the wrong blog...what's a Colorado House doing in San Diego...

Thanx for the history -- very interesting.

Virginia said...

I know you had fun. I'm expecting 3 blog buds in about a week to stay with me. I can't wait.
V