Traveler’s Home was an inn owned by Daniel Proctor and Mary E. Hopkins Dority. It is said that Daniel’s mother, Eliza Dority lived there along with Daniel and Mary’s children, Daniel, Sterling, and Eliza. When Daniel grew old, Sterling and his wife Carrie became the proprietors. Daniel died May 27, 1907 of “old age”.
The large building behind Traveler’s Home was a stable for the horses of the hotel guests. The house to the right of the hotel was owned by Joshua and Abbie Watson but was sold to Sterling and Carrie Dority in December of 1907.
This photo of High Street includes the house across the road from Traveler’s Home. Note, on the left, the distinctive lamp on the lawn of Traveler’s Home.
By 1912 the inn was owned by Irving Candage and, in that same year, the inn burned to the ground.
On the reverse side of this photo is written, “Saving Cad Dority’s house-after Hotel had fallen in-notice steam on end of house- also a few things saved from the Hotel.” It might be that Cad Dority is Carrie Dority, Sterling’s wife.
In 1920 Irving and Phebe Candage sold the land where the Traveler’s Home stood to Ralph M. Buckminster who built a small store and sold general merchandise.
High Street-Buckminster’s Store is in the middle of the photo, on the site where the Traveler’s Home once stood.
The building that was the Buckminster’s Store is now, in 2016, a private residence.