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Beverly Hotel, Rogers, 1909. The proprietor, W. S. Layman, is standing in the center of the photo. Also identified is Eva McGarrah Reaser, wearing a white dress and seated on the bench at far left. Betty J. Throop Collection (S-81-107-3)

Our friends at the Rogers Historical Museum share this information from the Sept. 23, 1909 issue of the Rogers Democrat: "May Leake formerly of Exeter, MO, is going to open a 'new and up-to-date' hotel in the old Oakley cottage at Second and Poplar to be called the Beverly."

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