Friday, August 28, 2020

Hotel Magnate Starts His Empire In The Lonestar State

The water tower in Cisco, Texas at sunrise.  

Fun fact:  Conrad Hilton started the Hilton hotel chain in Cisco, Texas with the purchase of a single hotel.  He came to Cisco to buy a bank but the bank cost too much so in 1919 he bought a hotel instead. 

That hotel is now a local museum.

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Ron Walker said...

Although that was his first hotel, the first one to be named "Hilton Hotel" came several years later in Dallas. It was a joy to stay there a few years ago... I really felt like a part of history!

The Daily Rant said...

Ron - Interesting! I didn’t know that.