Talley Store & Woody Hotel

Talley Store and Woody Hotel

The Woody Hotel was built in 1909, in anticipation of the Thunder Mountain traffic through Sweet. Jamie Chilcott, daughter of early-day Pinehurst (Boise County) postmistress and Sweet historian, told of continuous day-and-night travel on this route during the Thunder Mountain Rush. But Thunder Mountain did not live up to expectations. Woody sold the hotel in the spring 1913 to a Mr. Kvoko and purchased land in Hagerman Valley. The old Woody Hotel stands to this day and the ground floor, which survived earlier fires, houses the Sweet Syringa Club.

street scene

Ballantine Wool Wagons in Sweet

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