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Bearfoot Guides Looks At The Past: Even When Roadhouses Were Way Out In The Middle Of Nowhere, There Was Stiff Competition

Gold Rush era advertisement for Alaska Roadhouse
There's nothing like a wife and a bunch of kids to drive up prices and lower quality...

"I Am A Bachelor And Do Not Need To Make A Profit"

Said Copper Center Roadhouse Owner To Lure Folks Into His Lodge

Ringwald Blix ran the popular Hotel Holman in Copper Center. Although roadhouses were few and far-between back then, there was a second roadhouse right nearby. So Ringwald Blix used an interesting draw to try to convince travelers that he was better. He could give more for the money because he didn't have a wife and children... 

Hotel Holman picture
The Hotel Holman in Copper Center.

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