Around the corner from the Feltner home, in the old log building on 21 North Franklin Street, was the Trails Hotel. When this establishment was full for the night, guests were often sent over to the Feltner home to spend the night in one of the four bedrooms upstairs. In the 1930s, one of these unexpected guests to sleep in what is now the "Red Room" was Mr. William Henry Jackson, the famous early photographer of the American West.
During the Second World War the Feltner home had a large Victory Garden in the yard west of the house. Such gardens were considered patriotic. During the war years, fresh food from commercial farms was sent overseas to our troops and to the citizens in starving war-torn countries. Americans who provided gardens for their own consumption were making commercial food available for shipping overseas.
After the Second World War the Feltner family moved to a ranch on Pole Creek, selling the home to Mr. Paul Ziegler, an attorney. Mr. Ziegler had his law office in the front of the home. He sold the home in 1952 to Bill and Magdeleine "Toots" Bloom, whose parents were both in the hotel business, and therefore in competition. Bill's parents owned the Bloom Hotel while Toots' folks ran the Pinedale Inn. The hotel business was good for matchmaking in the 1940s. Bill and Toot's brother and sister also married.