Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Dining Along Historic Highways

The Clark girls of Van Horn, in front of
their home, the Clark Hotel, now
a museum.  Across the street, the
Hotel El Capitan, now operating as
a hotel/restaurant

Over the next few months, we're going to have some fun with dining along historic highways in the Texas Mountain Trail region.  We'll share old menus, recipes, photos and information about places where you can get a fantastic meal today.  One of those places is the Hotel El Capitan, completely and lovingly restored.  Located on both the Bankhead Highway and the Old Spanish Trail and at the Crossroads of the Texas Mountain Trail, Van Horn is a town with a great history of taking care of travelers for more than 100 years.

Imagine when we happened upon a 1934 recipe for Icebox Cookies from Van Horn recently, and we couldn't wait to share them with all of you.  They feature pecans, a local crop.  We can't help of thinking of those Clark girls munching on them, watching travelers drive through their town.
We put together a three-page spread of photos of that intersection in the photo above, of both the Clark Hotel and the Hotel El Capitan AND that cookie recipe!  Click here to see it all! 

1 comment:

Nancy Chisum said...

Love the tile inside the El Capitan! I will have to give those ice box cookies a try!