Ira Bradshaw and Marion Hinton hold the distinction of building the first permanent home in Hurricane, 1906. As such it was used for more than a residence. Their big front room served as the first school and Sunday School meeting place in town.
This It seemed traveling salesmen came almost as soon as the town's residents arrived. Marion, an enterprise woman, took in “Drummers” or traveling salesmen. Giving them a bed or meals, she turned her husband’s fruits and vegetables into a cash crop.
The Bradshaw house was across the street from the public square. Since no beds were ever unused, when the need arose, the family members doubled up or the boys made a bed in the barn on soft hay. Soon a bed with clean linen was ready for the visitor. It became known as the Bradshaw hotel.
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