Friday, February 13, 2009

Marlin Texas Hotel Tourist Camp & Inn 1906 & 1920s Old Antique Vintage Postcards

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Last time I covered the the hospitals, clinics and bath houses that the mineral hot springs brought to Marlin Texas. Today I want to branch out a bit to show other businesses created to support the hot springs industry. The first postcard below is a circa 1906 view of the Arlington Hotel which dwarfed the other downtown hotels.

Smaller establishments also sprang up to handle the overflow of tourists and patients drawn to this healing oasis and provided alternative accommodations for the more economically challenged visitors. The next vintage postcard is a 1920s Albertype view of the May Bell Inn and the last one is also a 1920s Albertype roadside view postcard showing the Bartlett Park Tourist Camp. Both of these were published for the Sanitarium Drug Store in Marlin Texas. All of these post cards can be found in my Texas listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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