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The story of Weatherford Hotel.
Flagstaff was probably
the heart of the old west and John W. Weatherford had a different
vision for the old western town than most of thought about back in
late 1800’s. Instead of a rough territory with vigilantes ruling the
street, Mr. Weatherford envisioned a beautiful elegant hotel and
even a theatre. On New Year’s Day in 1900, John Weatherford opened
the Weatherford Hotel, which was the most luxurious hotel in the
west. By 1911, he had completed the construction of the Majestic
Opera House. His dream with the hotel died in 1915 when a fire took
down the opera house. However, he did rebuild the opera, which today
is named Orpheum.
The Weatherford Hotel throughout its
past had such guests as William Randolph Hearst (newspaper tycoon),
former President Theodore Roosevelt, Zane Grey (Old West author, and
Wyatt Earp (old west lawman).
Throughout the history of the
Weatherford Hotel it was home to many different establishments such
as the first telephone exchange company in Flagstaff, a variety of
restaurants, a theater, a radio station, a billiard hall, and today
it is once again serving as a hotel for weary travelers.
No matter what establishment has been
here, there are a few residents that never seem to leave. Where the
Zane Grey Ballroom is today, you may encounter a ghostly woman
floating across the room or darting from side to side. In addition,
in the ballroom you can hear whispers and voices at the empty bar
and even watch the light spay back and forth over the pool table.
As the story goes, a bride and groom
were killed in Room 54 of the hotel, which now serves as a storage
room. Many have seen the couple in the room prior to it being turned
into storage room and even going into the room after its renovation.
The Weatherford Hotel
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