This photograph was taken before the addition was built in the early 1920's. You can see the old barn behind the hotel in the lower right corner. The lower front porch was later enclosed to add the liquor store and service station. The front right corner of the original log building was later transformed to the first gift shop room.
We like to keep things simple at The Rand Store. Therefore you will find that most of our toys and games do not require batteries. We offer a variety of toys, games and books that require imagination and exploration. New to our collection: binoculars, whistle, compass, cat's cradle string game, Prickly Pile Up, plush animals and fish.
These photos are from our days as a full service Texaco Gas Station. The old pumps were later replaced with newer models. In late 1999, we made the decision to take out the gas station completely, when given the choice to upgrade the underground tanks or leave the gas business behind. We hope you enjoy reminiscing with us.
According to the photograph, this was taken February 12, 1921, a Saturday 95 years ago! We've been told the Rand Rag Pickers were a group of neighbors that got together to perform plays and skits to ward off the boredom and isolation of a long winter in Rand Colorado.