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Hondo's Sign Spans the Decades
Hondo, Texas

Old postcards of Hondo's Welcome Sign
Hondo Texas welcome signHondo Sign Card 1: This black and white card dates from the late 1930s and appears to be placed well outside the city proper. Printed with no caption, the photographer evidently decided to let the sign speak for itself.
Hondo Texas welcome signHondo Sign Card 2 was published by Don Bartels in Mc Allen with the caption: As you travel west out of San Antonio, the busy and growing community of Hondo Texas will greet you with these signs.
Hondo Texas welcome signHondo Sign Card 3: Published by The Peterson Company, photo by Sharon Reagan. Some landscaping has been added and the word ‘please’. This represents a kinder, gentler Hondo. Also "through" has been spelled out, abandoning the ‘modern’ spelling of the past. Caption reads: This famous sign has greeted travelers through Hondo since 1930. It has appeared in worldwide publications and on national T.V. This much-photographed sign is the trademark of Hondo, Texas, founded in 1881, Medina County, and 40 miles west of San Antonio on US 90.
Hondo Texas welcome signHondo Sign Card 4: Nearly the same as number three, but more growth on the shrubs. Photo by Whitney Zinsmeyer. Caption nearly the same but calls the sign "A tourist’s photographic delight."It also says: "Hondo, a city of 6,000 was established in 1882."
 
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