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Blue Mountain Hotel

Lawson used to be known as Blue Mountain, named after the town's landmark hotel. Eventually as Blue Mountains became associated with the whole region, the town was renamed Lawson after one of the three white explorers who first found a route over the mountains.

The old Blue Mountain Hotel still stands but over the years has been subjected to unsympathetic additions which, as part of highway widening, are now being peeled back to reveal the shapely bones of the original building. Some day it will be beautifully restored and once again the centrepiece of our town.