Thursday, September 01, 2011

Kitchen and Bar of the Clark Hotel, now Van Horn's museum

Van Horn's history is about people stopping overnight for water, and then passing through.  Native peoples stopped south of town at a place now called Van Horn Wells, the Butterfield Overland Mail stage stopped there, and there was a railroad stop in town too.  Today, it is I-10 that takes travelers through Van Horn, as they cross the southern tier of the United States.
What better place to tell the history of the area, then a former hotel?  The Clark Hotel building was an overnight stay for travelers from around 1919 when travelers came by train, until the mid-century.  In 1979, it was purchased by the Museum Association.  Now it displays artifacts telling the history of the area.

Read more about it here!

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