John Philip Sousa in an 1896 Brown Palace Hotel Denver register book (photo by Sheila Scarborough)

Who stayed in Denver’s elegant Brown Palace Hotel on Monday, March 9, 1896?

Musician John Philip Sousa, the man who composed The Stars and Stripes Forever among many other marches and famous songs.

One of the hotel historians brought the original guest register book to a speaker’s reception right before the TBEX travel blogging conference, and I couldn’t resist grabbing a photo of the famous name.

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