Old Photo - the Irma Hotel

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Old Photo - the Irma Hotel

Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:50 am

Buffalo Bill Cody named the Hotel after his Daughter Irma in 1902. The White Touring Car is certainly a Model T era vehicle. The license plate suggests 1913.
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Post by 26troadster » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:28 am

Great pic.


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Post by Jerry VanOoteghem » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:56 am

Had lunch there about 20 years ago. Cool place!!!


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Post by Scott_Conger » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:06 pm

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I'm having lunch there tomorrow...and it's still a cool place!
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Post by 70shovelhead » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:14 pm

Had supper there last week.
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Post by Scott_Conger » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:26 pm

And you didn't call?
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Re: Old Photo - the Irma Hotel

Post by Rich Bingham » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:48 pm

FWIW, I believe the fellow driving the White steamer is "Ranger Bill Miller" (1878-1939) an actor and film director who was a Texas Ranger, toured with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show for a time, and claimed (falsely) to have been Wm. F. Cody's adopted son.
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Re: Old Photo - the Irma Hotel

Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:05 pm

I believe the White car is gasoline rather than steam. Interesting about "Ranger Bill Miller".
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Post by Rich Bingham » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:19 pm

Thanks Rich. Dunno why I always seem to think "steam" first when there's a White ! :roll:
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Re: Old Photo - the Irma Hotel

Post by ModelT46 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:59 pm

That is Bill Cody with a child on the horse by the White.

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Re: Old Photo - the Irma Hotel

Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:42 pm

This one is several places on the web. One caption reads "Buffalo Bill Cody and family in front of his Irma Hotel". Another one says Irma is the child he is holding.
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Re: Old Photo - the Irma Hotel

Post by Steve Jelf » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:44 am

Irma was born in 1883. That's probably not who he's holding. :)
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