Bet you've heard a few these names.
Colorful Guests of the Hotel
A kaleidoscope of colorful characters some as alive now as when they walked this earth frequented the saloon and or stayed in the hotel.
The Earp brothers and their wives stopped here on their way to Tombstone. Buffalo Bill Cody became a friend of the Lamberts and was present when their son, Fred was born. While visiting the St. James he visualized plans for his "Wild West Show" to include Annie Oakley.
Lew Wallace, former Governor of New Mexico, wrote part of his novel "Ben Hur" during his visits to this area.
Author Zane Grey began writing his novel "Fighting Caravans" while staying in Room 22.
Outlaws such as Jesse James and Black Jack Ketchum rested in the hotel. Wander around the downstairs of the St. James. Look at the old photos and learn more about the guests of yesteryear.
The St. James, when it was a little more difficult to get here.