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Bohn Hotel to give grand New Year's Dinner

Reflections from the Grand Encampment Herald


Reprint of this story from the December 29, 1899 issue of the Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community.


Miss Mary Bohn, the genial and affable proprietress of the Bohn Hotel will give a grand New Years dinner on New Year’s Day, the menu of which will be found below.

The wide popularity of this lady as a hostess was evidenced by the numerous presents bestowed her on Christmas by her many guests.

Her excellent management in all the tedious details of the hotel business, as well as her sunny disposition has won for her so extensive a patronage that the large hotel is continually crowded to its utmost capacity.

Miss Bohn, came to Grand Encampment from Cripple Creek nearly two years ago, having successfully conducted the Bohn House in the great gold camp since its early days, thus becoming equipped with a thorough knowledge of conducting hotels in mining districts. On her (arrival) here she immediately provided a first class restaurant on Freeman Avenue, which flourished under her careful attention until the business increased to such proportions that she was obliged to seek more spacious quarters in the Conner block where she has successfully catered to thousands of guests during the past year. The Herald joins in wishing Miss Bohn a happy and prosperous new year.


New Years Dinner

January 1st, 1900

Cream of Celery soup

Roast Beef au jus

Baked Chicken Pie

Roast Turkey with dressing

Cranberry Sauce

Mashed Potatoes

Stewed Turnips

String Beans

Pickles, Junket, Celery

Mince, Cream, and Apple Pie

Assorted Cakes

Fruit, Nuts, Cheese

Coffee, Milk Tea


Christmas day at Grand Encampment was better observed this year than ever before. The camp is so generally prosperous that everyone felt willing to take a day off and several big hearted men seemed to try to outdo each other in a quiet way in practical applications of the gospel of “Peace on earth and good will toward all mankind.” Men having families of their own were notably generous in showering Christmas blessings upon others’ domestic circles, feeling amply repaid by the expressions of gratitude and the warm regard of the recipients of their kindness. Aside from the dance there was no public demonstration,but several social gatherings, big dinners and other events served to make the day pleasant and memorable. The dance at Allen’s hall in the evening was the most enjoyable event of this kind ever held in the city. About fifty couples participated in the pleasures of the evening. Perfect order was maintained and a general good time resulted for all.

The mail stage met with a slight accident Saturday which delayed its arrival a couple of hours. The sleigh broke while rounding the curve at the Cow Creek hill letting the passengers take a toboggan slide down the hill in the sleigh box. No one hurt.


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