05. The Grand Opening

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    The San Marcos Hotel opened for business with much fanfare and a grand opening celebration on November 22, 1913.  Five hundred people attended the opening gala, including Vice President Thomas Marshall, Arizona Governor George W. P. Hunt, and Representative Carl Hayden.

    Prior to the formal grand opening, Dr. Chandler invited the people of Chandler to inspect the building. The Chandler Arizonan described  the event in the November 21, 1913. 

    There was a formal dance to celebrate the occassion.


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