What's in a Name?

Lem McAlpine lived in Hayden, CO in a tent home with is wife, Selma, and her parents while working as a teamster (horse-drawn sleigh driver). By 1906, he had partnered with a man by the name of Zick to operate the National Sawmill, a flourishing business with all the construction going on. That same year, he also purchased the Onyx Hotel, on the Steamboat proper side, for his wife to run while he maintained a few less-savory businesses on the Brooklyn side of the tracks.