This man is now dead. This photo is rather old. The diner still exists, but has been since renamed. Just ate there today.
Also, I wish I had a photo for this, but there is a condemned house near that same place (Deaf-smith/Oldham county) which now houses cattle on occassions. It's a trip.
The owner of this place is now dead. It's shutdown completely. Apparently, he has a daughter who's too incompetent to run a hotel. That's all I know.
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