Amazon Summary: On June 4, 1903, the Franklin Hotel opened to the public with an elaborate reception and ball. What happened the days before the grand inaugural? Ten year old Henry explores the hotel as he runs errands for his father who is the hotel manager. But when Henry drops a key down the elevator shaft, he learns the meaning of responsibility when working in the hotel whose main investor is Mr. Franklin. This exquisite watercolor picture book brings to life the time, manners, and cultural rules of everyday life in the gold boomtown of Deadwood, South Dakota.