TexasEscapes.com  
HOME : : NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : BUILDINGS : : IMAGES : : ARCHIVE : : SITE MAP
PEOPLE : : PLACES : : THINGS : : HOTELS : : VACATION PACKAGES
TEXAS TOWNS
Texas Escapes
Online Magazine
Texas | Images | Signs

Hondo's Sign Spans the Decades
Hondo, Texas

Old postcards of Hondo's Welcome Sign
Hondo Texas welcome sign Hondo 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 sign Hondo 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 sign Hondo 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 sign Hondo 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."
See Hondo, Texas
More Signs | Images | Texas |
Custom Search
TEXAS ESCAPES CONTENTS
HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | HOTELS | SEARCH SITE
TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | FORTS | MAPS

Texas Attractions
TEXAS FEATURES
People | Ghosts | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Texas Centennial | Black History | Art | Music | Animals | Books | Food
COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Rooms with a Past | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Stores | Banks | Drive-by Architecture | Signs | Ghost Signs | Old Neon | Murals | Then & Now
Vintage Photos

TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | USA | MEXICO

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes. All Rights Reserved