Apparel • Museum • Gifts

21060 Geyserville Ave • Geyserville, CA 95441 • 707.857.3463

Now through Christmas we are open
Fri & Sat 11-6 and Sun 11-3.

 

The Bosworth and his son, were George and Obed Bosworth back in 1911 when the store first opened.  Now days you’ll find the next generations, Harry (third generation) and his daughter Gretchen (fourth generation), manning the shop.

Bosworth & Son Store carries hats, apparel and gifts.  Their extensive hat selection includes brands such as Stetson, Resistol, Dorfman and Atwood.  Western wear for men, women and children include Wrangler jeans and Panhandle Slim shirts.  You may also find the perfect little gift for your home or friends.

Bosworth & Son also offers hat services such as custom crushing, general cleaning or hat restoration.

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Ladies & Mens Hats, Western Wear, and Unique Gifts

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From the Geyserville MuseumThe Geyserville Hotel (Part II)Last week we left off in 1880. The Skaggs Springs Resort was attracting more and more visitors each year. Travelers would arrive by train in Geyserville and then travel via stage to Skaggs Springs. Business was enough to justify spending over $400 to install a telephone line from the Geyserville train depot to the resort in upper Dry Creek and to invest in The Geyserville Hotel. Walter Skaggs, the eldest son of Alexander Skaggs (Proprietor of Skaggs Springs Resort), his wife, Julia and two year old son, Edward moved into The Geyserville Hotel and took over management. A couple years later (1882) a second son, Alexander was born at the hotel. The Skaggs renovated the hotel to include family rooms for summer guests and offered $1 stage fare from the hotel to the resort. In July 1882, Geo. Skaggs reports “that sixty-eight guests left the Springs on the 5th, but that the establishment is still comfortable full with sixty-five and more coming. The Geyserville Hotel under Walter Skaggs is doing a good business. It looks as though there will be more annual visitors to the Springs this year than ever before. The guests are supplied with lots of venison just now.” At The Geyserville Hotel, these venison meals were probably prepared by Charley, a 35 year old cook from China. Walter Skaggs feel ill in 1883, and passed that May from consumption. He was only 27 years old. Julia Skaggs continued to raise their two sons and operated the hotel for the next 20 years. In April 1884, “one Wm. Weber put up at the Geyserville hotel and was assigned a room adjoining that occupied by the village teacher, Mr. Coffman, brother of Dr. N. R. Coffman of this city, who had carelessly left his room door open, giving Weber an opportunity of entering and appropriating for his own use and benefit, a good suit of clothes. Weber took the freight train for Cloverdale, and on his way up entered the closet and changed his old suit for the new one. At Cloverdale he indulged in so much “ benzine” as to prevent his moving on the next morning, consequently Mr. Coffman overtook him and the thief now languished in the County Jail, where he will have thirty days to meditate upon the evils of this world.”The Geyserville Hotel was saved during the 1900 fire because “valuable assistance was given the local firemen by volunteers from the Italian-Swiss colony at Asti.”Next week we'll share even more about The Geyserville Hotel ... See MoreSee Less
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From the Geyserville MuseumThe Geyserville Hotel/Veranda Hotel (Part I)Before the railroad came to Geyserville in 1872, travelers to Skaggs Springs Resort in upper Dry Creek had to take a stagecoach 14 miles out of Healdsburg. The Geyserville stop cut that stagecoach ride down to 8 miles. It is believed that the 1873 Geyserville hotel, “located at the corner of the road from Healdsburg to Cloverdale and Depot Street”, was built as a layover to accommodate those travelers. It quickly went through multiple owners, and by 1877 the Veranda Hotel lease was transferred to AK Philbrook of San Francisco. He freshened the place up with new paint inside and out and new furnishings, and “He was receiving letters daily from parties asking for board”. The hotel was also hosting dances and lunches. Unfortunately Philbrook fell ill and by the end of 1878 he had left for a “health-resort”. In 1879, the Veranda Hotel mentions weren't as positive. In January, a drunk Jack Epperson shot Henry Thomas of the Veranda Hotel for refusing to serve him (previously covered in our Remmel post 3/27/20). Then a rather scathing article in the Healdsburg Enterprise detailed the “past stealing, shooting and prostitution” by one unnamed couple, and “the atrocious murder just committed at the hotel.” In September, The Geyserville Good Templars were reporting the hotel bar closed in local papers. AK Philbrook wrote in a response “Now, sir, clear that matter up or you have a warm time of it. It is an infernal and I hold you responsible for it…Proprietor of the bar that is not closed as you report in your defaming columns.” However, business at Skaggs Springs Resort was going strong, and in November 1879 “at an expense of four hundred dollars or more, Alexander Skaggs connected his hotel (at Skaggs Springs) with the depot by telephone, and found it invaluable.” In 1880, the Skaggs breathed new life into the Geyserville Hotel and we’ll cover that next week. ... See MoreSee Less
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