Fritz Wetherbee: Hostelries in Loudon

FOR ME, VERY FIRST WOOD BURNING RAILROAD ENGINE CHUGGED IN A NASHUA IN 1826, COMING OF TRAINS WAS LIKE THE TECH REVOLUTION OF TODAY. WHEN THE CIVIL WAR BROKE OUT, THE INDUSTRY EXPLODED. RAIL LINES BUILT ALL OVER

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John B. Price, (1822-1895) a wholesale lumber dealer, was the primary owner of Hannibal’s Park Hotel. The building stood on the northwest corner of Center and Fourth streets from roughly 1880, until the building was consumed by fire in mid April 1899.

While Price and his partner, Dubach, maintained ownership

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