Monday, October 17, 2011

From the Collection of the Clark Hotel Museum

This wonderful shot of local Van Horn residents, along with other artifacts of early life in Culberson County, is in the collection of the Clark Hotel Museum!  

The Museum is located in one of the oldest surviving buildings in Van Horn, which served as a hotel for many years. When Culberson County was first created, the Museum site served as the first courthouse while one was being constructed. It subsequently served as a hotel for more than four decades.  It features an old western style saloon with bar and mirrored back bar which have been in the same room since the early 1900’s. There are displays showing the history of mining, ranching, the railroad, and other early activities, as well as personal items which belonged to members of early pioneer families who first settled here.

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