|Front of St. James Hotel|
Some of its infamous guests included Jessie James, Billy the Kid, Pat Garret, Bat Masterson, Clay Allison, Doc Holliday, Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. Zane Gray and Frederick Remington are two of the many writers and artists who frequented the St. James during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wyatt Earp, his brother Morgan, and their wives stayed here three nights on their fateful journey in 1880 from Dodge City to Tombstone. At Las Vegas, approximately 30 miles south of here, the Earps met with Doc Holliday, who followed them to Tombstone.
|Bat Masterson & Wyatt Earp|
|Buffalo Bill Cody|
The St. James has decorated their rooms to authenticate the way they looked back in the 1880's. They are really nice rooms, and quite expensive as well.
|Bullet holes in ceiling|
A prior manager said that “you never see them, but you do feel and hear them.” Another report from a former owner, states that she walked into the dining room and saw a pleasant-looking cowboy standing behind her in the mirror on the front of the bar. The spiritual activity of the hotel has been featured on the popular television shows Unsolved Mysteries and A Current Affair. Room 18 at the hotel is kept locked because it houses the ghost of an ill-tempered Thomas James Wright, who was killed at his door just after winning the rights to the hotel in a poker game. Having been shot from behind, Wright continued on into the room and slowly bled to death.