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Legendary Hotels of Texas [QUIZ]

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When it comes to accommodations in Texas there is no doubt that there are plenty of places to choose from. Generations of Texans have stayed at one of these locations. What are the chances of recognizing these iconic hotels of Texas?

1. The oldest hotel in Texas was built in the Hill Country town of Salado. Although it has been closed for renovations, it is due to open again this year.
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2. Located in the, “City of Crystals”, this hotel was established in 1907. Its location was convenient because of a train that traveled between it and Austin.
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3. Built by railroad companies and opened in 1901, this Kingsland Hotel was closed to the public for more than 70 years because of private ownership. This Hill Country hotel was also named after a resort in Colorado Springs.
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4. In 1904 the only telephone available to the people of Madisonville was at The Shapira Hotel. If planning on attending the Texas Mushroom Festival you can stay at this hotel.
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5. When this hotel was built in 1930 it was the tallest building between El Paso and Ft. Worth. Its original owners became rich when oil was discovered on their ranch that was just south of Big Spring.
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6. Built in 1915 along the Santa Fe Railroad, this Post hotel in West Texas now features a 1920’s themed murder mystery.
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7. Originally built as a pink brick two-story hotel in 1912 in Fort Davis. A popular summer destination because of the cool mountain air. This hotel is on the real estate market for the reduced price of $2,795,000.
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8. In East Texas close to Big Cypress Bayou and in operation since the late 1850’s. The hotel names Ulysses S. Grant as having stayed there. There is a theater named the Jefferson Playhouse. The theater was once a Synagogue.
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9. The town of Marfa is home to the Marfa Prada. Along with its cabins, you can also reserve camping spots. This location is known for its hot springs.
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10. In 1973 this once popular destination was turned in Van Horne State Bank. In 2007 it was purchased again with the intention of being turned back into a hotel. During the renovations it was discovered that there were hidden passageways, underground tunnels, and an employee hideout.
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