Nicol Hotel

Nicol Hotel: TUKADEKA TRADERS AND HORSE CREEK STATION

In this immediate vicinity was the Nicol Hotel that was swept away by the flood of 1919.

This building was later built in 1926 by Shorty and Mae Meckum as the Rustic Art Cafe and Indian Curio Shop. It is said that the east door is the first glass door in a commercial building in Dubois, the door is still used today. Several different people managed the Rustic Art Cafe in the early years. The restaurant had to be open in the summer only since it was so hard to keep it warm.

Over the years there have been several owners and several businesses in the building. Some of the businesses include other cafes, bakery, taxidermy, painting studio, and dance studio.

In 1992 Monte Baker purchased the property and named it Tukadeka Traders and Horse Creek Station. Monte has spent a lot of time restoring it to its original look.

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