Back when Arizona was a territory and vigilantes ruled the dirt streets, John W. Weatherford rode into these parts by horse and buggy with a grand vision for the West. It was on the very first day of the new century that Weatherford threw open the doors of his grand hotel-- doors that would welcome presidents and gunslingers alike to a civilized oasis in the wild, dusty West. Since then, this fabulous building has housed Flagstaff's first telephone exchange company, a number of restaurants, a theater, a radio station and a billiard hall. It has also survived fire, harsh weather, two world wars and a planned demolition. After 20 years of restoration work, we are proud to share the Weatherford Hotel and the chance to sample the flavor of Flagstaff's pioneer beginnings.