Sunday, June 6, 2010

XIT Ranch Motel, Dalhart, Texas

According to the back, only three blocks to downtown! Inidividually controlled, refrigerated air, tiled showers, wall-to-wall carpeting, room television and controlled heat. AAA approved.

Note how the all-important TV was incorporated into the sign.

The XIT Ranch was a real cattle ranch in the Texas panhandle, operating from 1885 to 1912. It was 3 million acres big, and it was given by the state of Texas to landowners who owned the spot in Austin where the state wanted to build its capitol, as a trade.


viridian said...

This is a real classic! Look at that car parked on the side.

Dorincard said...

Window into the past...

If you find a postcard with wild mammal(s), and it might be available for swap with me, please let me know.

Mary said...

I leave these old motel postcards - the neon signs, the advertising of amenities that we would consider givens now, the classic cars in the lot. Great card!

Clytie said...

What a cool place! Love the old car out front. I also like the name - XIT.

My favorite part, though, is the 'free TV' sign. Can you imagine what the sign would read now?