Kirkland Hotel safe


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Thomas Earnhart owned Kirkland Store, Hotel, and Stage Station in 1890's and early 1900s. Earnhart also was Postmaster, Kirkland's first, from 1895 to 1899, and reportedly became a Wells Fargo agent in 1903. the two story hotel, store, stage station and post office was built during his ownership about 1900 and was a showplace along the stage and wagon trail and rail road, which went through in 1894. It burned in 1922 and was replaced by present hotel, dance hall, bar and cafe in 1923.


Roberts, Bill. "The Age of Stages & Bandits From Ehrenburg to." The Traveler, Jan, 1993. Accessed December 22, 2018.



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