Two-Lane Tidbit: Meeker Hotel, Meeker, CO

Opened in 1892 in old military barracks and rebuilt into its current building in 1896, the Meeker Hotel in Meeker, CO holds a few distinctions- it is one of the oldest operating hotels in Colorado and the only historic hotel still standing in the northwest part of the state. Meeker was a popular stage stop around the turn of the century and the original building quickly became too small, so east and west wings were added to it in 1904. Famous guests over the years have included Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and maybe Billy the Kid (signing as William H. Bonney in 1889), though no one knows for sure.