The Jackson Hotel

The Jackson Hotel (HM1Z90)

Location: Salida, CO 81201 Chaffee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 30.754', W 106° 4.621'

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The Jackson Hotel was built in 1878 by Henry A. Jackson who left his home in Kentucky looking for a place where his family could escape the turmoil of post-Civil War reconstruction. A former Memphis steamboat captain, Jackson found himself high and dry in the Rocky Mountains. Settling in Poncha Springs, which he called his "Garden of Eden," Jackson decided to open a hotel that would house his family as well as provide a living. 

This roadhouse was a very welcome site for many weary travelers as they crossed the Rockies by stagecoach and horseback. Such guests have included, Frank and Jesse James, President Ulysses S Grant, William (Billy the Kid) Bonney, Susan B. Anthony, Alexander Graham Bell, Rudyard Kipling, and Horace and Baby Doe Tabor. 

The Jackson Hotel has lived an incredible history. A testament to the legendary heros of the American West, its stories, passed down from generation to generation, keep the spirit of this grand hotel alive. 
HM NumberHM1Z90
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2002
Placed ByAl Packet Chapter 100 E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 406101 N 4263237
Decimal Degrees38.51256667, -106.07701667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 30.754', W 106° 4.621'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 30' 45.24" N, 106° 4' 37.26" W
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Area Code(s)719
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6340 US-285, Salida CO 81201, US
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