Collection consists of letters written in 1958 by John S. Barrows to Edmund B. Rogers recalling the Cassells Hotel ca. 1910-1911 when Barrows was emplyed as a clerk at the hotel. The Cassells hotel was approximately 65 miles west of Denver, Colorado, in the Platte Canyon. A railway depot and post office were located in the unincorporated settlement of Cassells, while another post office was located in the nearby settlement of Chase. The Cassell's Hotel was established on the site of Cassells by David N. Cassell, who had moved to Colorado early in 1861. The original hotel was destroyed in a fire in 1886, and a new building was constructed. The Cassell's Hotel was eventually sold to John L. Dower, the son-in-law of J.K. Mullen, a prominent entrerpeneur in Denver, and became part of a Santa Maria Catholic Youth Camp.