Historic clock donated to Columbia Falls Museum
Karl Sorenson with a Seth Thomas clock and a photo of the Gaylord Hotel to the right. (Hungry Horse News)
Hungry Horse News | August 11, 2023 12:00 AM
A piece of Columbia Falls history is now home at the Columbia Falls History Museum.
Karl Sorenson recently donated a vintage clock from the old Gaylord Hotel, which burned down in the mid-1920s. The hotel was a landmark on Nucleus Avenue prior to the fire.
The clock suffered a little damage in the hotel fire, but is still functional.
It’s a Seth Thomas #41 and dates back to about 1918. It has a hand wind movement.
Sorenson bought the clock from collector Alden Beller in 1997.
In addition to the clock, Sorenson gave the museum a vintage 1940s map produced by the Great Northern Railway. The wall-sized map features all of the Great Northern Routes and fun facts about the Pacific Northwest, though it’s a map of the entire U.S.