Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 194: Hotel History: John McEntee Bowman (1875-1931)
April 11, 2018 10:07am
Hotel History: John McEntee Bowman Part 2
During his lifetime career as a hotel developer and operator, John Bowman was a horse lover and a thoroughbred racing enthusiast. He was president of the United Hunts Racing Association and the National Horse Show. For a time, he served as the president of the Havana-American Jockey Club that operated the Oriental Park Racetrack in Marianas, Cuba.
In addition to the six Biltmore Hotels which I described in Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 193, here are the descriptions of ten more Biltmore hotels.
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