Rumors have swirled around the Dearborn Hotel for years. Was it really built by the Ku Klux Klan? Part of a researcher’s job is to sift through the available snippets of historic resources and tell a factual story about a person, place, or event. We look at newspaper articles, oral recordings, maps, corporate histories, and many other sources, realizing that sometimes these sources are just plain inaccurate or incomplete. Hopefully enough evidence will trickle down through time allowing us to check, double check, and confirm our facts in several different primary sources.