A century ago, Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, set off for the West with a group of friends. They traveled from Detroit to San Francisco in a 1915 Model T. During their outing one of Edsel Ford’s documented stops included an overnight stay at a Harvey House Hotel in Las Vegas.
He wrote, “Arrived in Las Vegas at 10:30 p.m. — Harvey Hotel,” dated on Monday, July 5, 1915.
The group arrived from Walsenburg, Colo., making its way down Raton Pass and stopping for dinner in Wagon Mound.
From Las Vegas they departed for Santa Fe.