The Kauffman House. Ezra Kauffman and his wife raised 3 daughters in the hotel and it was owned by the family until 1945. I'll be posting more about it often.
Vintage washing machine
Beautiful pass-through. Originally there was one here that matched the small chest to the right, but it disappeared. This one was saved from the old ghost town of Gaskill shortly before the Park Service tore down what remained of the town-- sometime in the 60's probably.
Patience Kemp was the driving force towards saving the hotel and starting the Historical Association. She and her mother Mary Cairns were the town historians. Mary wrote the history of Grand Lake in a book called "Grand Lake in the Olden Days". The geraniums in the window are reminiscent of the ones Mrs. Kauffman kept in this window. It's my understanding that these geraniums are very old. Each fall a town gardener takes them home for the winter. She starts several plants from starts of these plants. At the town flower sale in late May they are rationed and always the first plants to go.