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[*] posted on 8-1-2020 at 11:46 AM


David K, I read the book about when it was built and the guy who build it years ago - for some reason I thought earlier, but my memory is fading these days. It is a sad sight now, out of business for years, something about water rights. We used to think it was a money laundering property. The web-site always said completely booked, but few guests were rarely there. We had dinner there once around 2011. I always wanted to go inside so we made a reservation. We were the only table and only one item on the menu!
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[*] posted on 8-1-2020 at 11:48 AM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaMama  
David K, I read the book about when it was built and the guy who build it years ago - for some reason I thought earlier, but my memory is fading these days. It is a sad sight now, out of business for years, something about water rights. We used to think it was a money laundering property. The web-site always said completely booked, but few guests were rarely there. We had dinner there once around 2011. I always wanted to go inside so we made a reservation. We were the only table and only one item on the menu!


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[*] posted on 8-1-2020 at 11:52 AM


Why, the Dixon Collin's Hotel, of course.
somewhere in mulege
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Why, the Dixon Collin's Hotel, of course.
somewhere in mulege


I don't understand this, Ric?

I wonder if Lou Federico was the financial partner or was it Dixon? Clearly, in 1966, Dixon was the big cheese on site.
I do not have Lou's book... Is Dixon Collins mentioned anywhere in it?





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[*] posted on 8-1-2020 at 05:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Quote: Originally posted by bajaric  
Why, the Dixon Collin's Hotel, of course.
somewhere in mulege


I don't understand this, Ric?

I wonder if Lou Federico was the financial partner or was it Dixon? Clearly, in 1966, Dixon was the big cheese on site.
I do not have Lou's book... Is Dixon Collins mentioned anywhere in it?



David, you really need to read Lou Federico’s book. Dixon is all over the book. Dixon Collins put up the money for the Chivato Hotel which he obtained by using the divorce settlement money from the woman he hooked up with at the time. That woman had just received a large divorce settlement from her ex husband, who was Otis Chandler, the owner of the LA Times newspaper. Lou did all the planning and handled the construction of the hotel. Dixon was quite the operator and has an interesting history in California and an expert in self publicity.
I have verified most of the information Lou has written in talking to a long time Baja friend of Lou’s over the years who knew all the players.
Much of Lou’s book is very graphic so be warned. The book gives a very good description of what Baja was like on the early 60’s. Wish I could have been around in those days as I just experienced the tail end of that era.



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[*] posted on 8-1-2020 at 11:45 PM


Quote: Originally posted by LancairDriver  
Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Quote: Originally posted by bajaric  
Why, the Dixon Collin's Hotel, of course.
somewhere in mulege


I don't understand this, Ric?

I wonder if Lou Federico was the financial partner or was it Dixon? Clearly, in 1966, Dixon was the big cheese on site.
I do not have Lou's book... Is Dixon Collins mentioned anywhere in it?



David, you really need to read Lou Federico’s book. Dixon is all over the book. Dixon Collins put up the money for the Chivato Hotel which he obtained by using the divorce settlement money from the woman he hooked up with at the time. That woman had just received a large divorce settlement from her ex husband, who was Otis Chandler, the owner of the LA Times newspaper. Lou did all the planning and handled the construction of the hotel. Dixon was quite the operator and has an interesting history in California and an expert in self publicity.
I have verified most of the information Lou has written in talking to a long time Baja friend of Lou’s over the years who knew all the players.
Much of Lou’s book is very graphic so be warned. The book gives a very good description of what Baja was like on the early 60’s. Wish I could have been around in those days as I just experienced the tail end of that era.



[Edited on 8-2-2020 by LancairDriver]



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[*] posted on 8-2-2020 at 09:15 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Don Pisto  
Quote: Originally posted by BajaMama  
David K, I read the book about when it was built and the guy who build it years ago - for some reason I thought earlier, but my memory is fading these days. It is a sad sight now, out of business for years, something about water rights. We used to think it was a money laundering property. The web-site always said completely booked, but few guests were rarely there. We had dinner there once around 2011. I always wanted to go inside so we made a reservation. We were the only table and only one item on the menu!


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