What’s in a name? At Durango’s Strater Hotel, a lot

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What’s in a name? At Durango’s Strater Hotel, a lot

Strater Hotel owner Rod Barker shows off Room 222, the Louis L’Amour Room. For several summers in the 1960s and ’70s, L’Amour, his wife, Kathy, and their two children used rooms 222 and 223 as L’Amour wrote his famous Western novels. With local history in mind, the Strater is naming all 93 of its rooms.
Over the last half-century, the Barker family has accumulated a huge collection of American Victorian furniture for the historic Strater Hotel. With local history in mind, owner Rod Barker is asking the community to help name the hotel’s 93 rooms.
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The Strater Hotel’s annual open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The free event includes guided tours, a photography exhibit, a Victorian fashion show with Mrs. Camp’s Town Ladies and “culinary tastings.” For the website, visit www.strater.com. A form to make a nomination for a room name will appear soon on this website.

What’s in a name? At Durango’s Strater Hotel, a lot

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Strater Hotel owner Rod Barker shows off Room 222, the Louis L’Amour Room. For several summers in the 1960s and ’70s, L’Amour, his wife, Kathy, and their two children used rooms 222 and 223 as L’Amour wrote his famous Western novels. With local history in mind, the Strater is naming all 93 of its rooms.
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Over the last half-century, the Barker family has accumulated a huge collection of American Victorian furniture for the historic Strater Hotel. With local history in mind, owner Rod Barker is asking the community to help name the hotel’s 93 rooms.
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