The Hopeless Death of Kate Morgan

The “Beautiful Stranger” checked in to the Hotel Del Coronado, but did she ever check out?

Kate Morgan, Public Domain Image, Wikimedia Commons

On Thanksgiving day of 1892, an elegant woman walked into the lobby of the distinguished Hotel del Coronado. “The Del” was a new hotel then, and sprawled across the pristine beach of Coronado Island, south of San Diego, California. The woman was alone and…