Gulf Hotel Fire – September 7, 1943

Fifty-five men, many of them elderly and living off government relief, died in the early morning of September 7, 1943 in the worst hotel fire in Houston, Texas history. The fire started around 12:10 a.m. the front desk clerk was alerted to a problem on the second floor. A lit cigarette inadvertently caused a mattress…

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A Picture of Debbie Reynolds

1316 So. Congress – Highway 81 1 mile south from main business center. Close to everything – Brick exterior – Carpeted rooms – Tile baths – Phones – Vented heat – Air-Conditioned – TV. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels. Mailed from Austin, Texas to MGM Studios in Culver City, California on May…

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Lest We Forget: President John F. Kennedy’s Last Hour in Dallas

President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed at 12:30pm Central time on Friday, November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. The event shocked and horrified the nation and the world. Companies looking to make money, commercialized the tragedy and quickly rushed out postcards and mementos from that fateful day. This series of postcards from an…

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Hope I See You Seen

Mailed from Houston, Texas to Melanie Reed of Springfield, Missouri on June 26, 1976: Hi Monica Hi Ann Thursday June 24 1976 Dear Melanie, I am in Houston Texas. Tomorrow we are going to the Galveston Beach. We’re going to San Antonio. Hope I see you seen. Lori Baker

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