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Hotel Del Coronado #256460

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 19, 1978
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(Studio) Birthday wishes given to 90-yr.-old Hotel Del Coronado.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Coronado, California) Photos shown; critic's comment with regard to hotel on Pacific coast quoted. Popularity of hotel even today mentioned. Thomas Edison's supervision of installation of electric system in hotel noted along with hotel having 1st illuminated Christmas tree. 1st meeting of England's Prince of Wales with Wally Simpson at Del Coronado in 1920 mentioned. President that have stayed here include Benjamin Harrison, McKinley, Taft, Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. [Hotel chairperson M. Larry LAWRENCE - says hotel lives and breathes in way that's unexplainable because there's no other like her.] [47-yr. veteran bellman Vince LYONS - cites changes at hotel over years] Is noted that John Phillip Sousa once regularly conducted band concerts at hotel.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Dean, Morton;
Drinkwater, Terry

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