179. SPRING, Agnes Wright. The Cheyenne Club Mecca of the Aristocrats of the Old-Time Cattle Range [wrapper title]. Kansas City: Don Ornduff, 1961. 29 pp., text illustration of the Club in 1884. 8vo, original beige wrappers lettered in brown, bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Very fine. Signed by Spring.
First edition, edition limited to 117 copies, and only a few bound in cloth. The elite Cheyenne Club, constructed in 1880 on the northwest corner of 17th Street and present-day Warren Avenue in Cheyenne, catered to the cattle barons, many of whom were of British and European background. The Club with its lavish furnishing, large dining room, billiards room, reading room, wine vault, and other elegant amenities compared favorably with any gentleman’s club in the British Empire. The Cheyenne Club went out of business due to the 1887-1888 economic crash, and burned to the ground in 1936. ($100-300)
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