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    The Tombstone and Arizona Territory Collection

    Calabasas, Arizona: Hotel Santa Rita. Two rare documents relating to the Hotel Santa Rita in Calabasas, Arizona Territory. 1) ALS, May 19, circa 1883, 5.75" x 9 3/8,"from Nathaniel Graves to an unknown correspondent on Hotel Santa Rita, Calabasas, Arizona Territory. The letterhead includes an engraving of the hotel. 2) Business card of C. P. Sykes, proprietor of the Hotel Santa Rita. The card, 4 5/8" x 2.5," was printed by the Robinson Engraving Company, Boston, circa 1881. Sykes opened the hotel around 1881 and it was in operation throughout most of the decade. The town of Calabasas, or Calabazas, was located near the Santa Cruz River south of Tucson and north of the Mexican border. The town went out of existence when the railroad's arrival, anticipated by Calabasas' residents, never became a reality. The letter has the usual folds and some of the letter's ink has faded, but otherwise in is good condition. The business card is in excellent condition. Also included with these items is a copy of a printed map of Calabasas in 1878 from a modern publication. Original items relating to Calabasas are rare in today's market.

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