When Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States, Henry Lambert served as his personal chef. When Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, Henry found himself out of a job. He eventually decided he would travel out west and try his luck at finding some of the gold that there was so much talk about. After not having much luck with striking it rich, Henry decided to try what he knew best and opened up a hotel featuring a restaurant and saloon in Cimarron, New Mexico. Henry of course would never know that his place would become one of the most haunted places in New Mexico.