"#1200 Highway Thru City, Fort Stockton, Texas. Today Fort Stockton cherishes the memories of its historic past but, at the same time, it looks forward to a bright future dominated by a bustling economy fed by oil and gas production, diversified ranching and irrigation farming, tourist travel, industry and -- large sulfur deposits." (r)1970 Schaaf Post Card Co.
"El Rancho Motel, Fot Stockton, Texas 79735. Completely Redecorated, Modern, Soundproof, Room Phones, Central Air-Conditioning, Heating, Cooling by Frigidaire, Swimming Pool, Children's Wading Section, Bathtub and Shower in all Rooms. Located on U. S. Hwys. 290, 67, 285, East end of town. Phone ED 6-2251. Owned & Operated by Mr. & Mrs. G. H. Kneisley, Sr." Card No. 44,822F, purchased July 17, 1970.
"#1203 Part of Old Fort Stockton, Fort Stockton, Texas. The Fort Stockton story officially began more than 100 years ago when in 1859 the U. S. Army established a cavalry post to guard travelers and provide a stopping place for stage coaches and ever-increasing wagon trains carrying immigrants to the West. The Fort continued operation until the completion of a transcontinental railroad doomed the wagon trains. No longer needed, the post, many of whose buildings remain stranding today, finally was closed for good in 1886." (c)1970 Schaaf Post Card Co.
"St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Fort Stockton, Texas. Oldest Protestant church building west of the Pecos - first built in Pecos, Texas, moved to Fort Stockton in 1958 by Doctor & Mrs. D. J. Sibley, Jr. Cross of solid ebony and pulpit originally built for church in Albuquerque. Building in rear was original school on Hat-A-Ranch." Card No. S-73011, purchased July 17, 1970.
"El Rancho Motel - Fort Stockton, Texas. Brand New, Completely Modern, Soundproof, Room Phones, Central Air Conditioning, Heating, Cooling by Frigidaire, Swimming Pool,
Children's Wading Section. Bathtub and Shower in all Rooms. Located on U. S. Hwys. 290, 67, 285, East end of town. Recommended by Duncan Hines, Owned and Operated by Mr. & Mrs. G. H. Kneisley, Sr."
Card No. C-15286, postmarked 1962.
"Greetings from Fort Stockton, Texas. Fort Stockton, in the western tip of Texas, is widely known as the Spring City of Texas. These same springs which supply water for swimming and irrigation projects today, brought earliest travelers and settlers through this section, and soon after the Civil War led to establishment of the army post here for protection of travelers from marauding Indians." Post Card No. SKB199, postmarked July 6, 1958.
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