Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sands Motel, Van Horn

A fun sight greets travelers just off I-10, the Sands Motel sign in Van Horn.  A remnant from an earlier road culture, the sign sits at the eastern edge of the town.  The cafe, which still operates, was a set in the 2005 Cannes-winning film, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.

Tommy Lee Jones, January Jones, Dwight Yoakam, and Melissa Leo all had scenes in the Sands Motel cafe.

All this week, we're featuring photographs by Dan Baeza, a Van Horn native and Texas A&M Commerce student.  Dan served as our photography intern earlier this summer and created some beautiful shots to share with all of you!

Sands Motel by Dan Baeza

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