Here's a postcard advertising the Desert Holiday Motel in Desert Hot Springs, CA. There's nothing like a picture of senior citizens uncomfortably close to each other in a hot tub to help sell the wonders of this resort!
The Jamestown Buffalo was erected in 1959, the brainchild of the Jamestown, North Dakota Chamber of Commerce. It's 46 feet long and 26 feet high. The statue is unchallenged as the World's Largest buffalo. According to the the "RealND project" (RealND.com), every year thousands of motorists stop to visit this most famous buffalo - taking home fond memories and a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity.
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.
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