‘Fairview Hotel, Alta Vista, Kansas’

Fairview Hotel, Alta Vista, Kansas

This view of the Fairview Hotel in Alta Vista, Kansas was taken by Alma photographer, Gus Meier on August 30, 1912. The Fairview, constructed in 1887, was among the first buildings constructed in the new town of Alta Vista, Kansas. Frank Dean is the man at the left wearing a hat, and the well-dressed gentleman in the black suit is William Jennings Bryan, three-time Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

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