Recently as I was going table to table during a meal service I met Nels H. Nelson, who shared with me that he and his wife, Ann, had gotten married at the Hawthorne Hotel in 1972 -- on August 19 to be exact. As I am wont to do, I asked if they had any photos in their wedding album that might show the hotel in the background, and if so, would they mind sharing so we could add them to our historic archives.
I do that a lot, and sometimes my "ask" produces results, and other times just a polite "maybe". This particular guest was very kind, and did search through and bring us two photos this past weekend. Here they are --and we did two versions of the scans, the top one as a .jpg and the second in each series as a PDF. I think the colors in the .jpg scans are more true, but the PDF scans seem a little more crisp in terms of the detail:
I hope you enjoy seeing some of these "flash back" posts, as much as I enjoy putting them together for you.