<p>A piano play tips his hat at the Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado, in this photo from the August 1969 issue. The hotel, built in 1887, still operates today.</p>

Piano Man

A piano play tips his hat at the Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado, in this photo from the August 1969 issue. The hotel, built in 1887, still operates today.

PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES L. AMOS, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION

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