"Arkansaw" Postcard

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Silly photographic postcard depicting two men seated in a carriage pulled by a mule. They are outside of a small log cabin that has signs on it reading, "Arkansaw Traveler Hotel" and "A Vacant Room Up Stairs". There are signs on the carriage reading, "Arkansaw Traveler", "Home or Bust" and "I don't know where I am going but I am on my way". Correspondence on the back reads, "1/26/22 I will be driving that way in a few days No use to walk when you can ride. J.P. Shaw" It is addressed to Miss Perry Shaw in Dara, Ala and ... continued below

Physical Description

1 postcard : color ; 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1922~.

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures and was provided by Log Cabin Village to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 145 times . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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Log Cabin Village

The Pioneer Texas Heritage Committee and the Tarrant County Historical Society came together in the 1950s to create the Log Cabin Village, a compilation of historical structures aimed at providing education on Texas life in the 19th century. They restored and furnished each structure with artifacts, and today the village is open to the public.

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Silly photographic postcard depicting two men seated in a carriage pulled by a mule. They are outside of a small log cabin that has signs on it reading, "Arkansaw Traveler Hotel" and "A Vacant Room Up Stairs". There are signs on the carriage reading, "Arkansaw Traveler", "Home or Bust" and "I don't know where I am going but I am on my way". Correspondence on the back reads, "1/26/22 I will be driving that way in a few days No use to walk when you can ride. J.P. Shaw" It is addressed to Miss Perry Shaw in Dara, Ala and is postmarked Hot Springs, Arkansas on Jan 27, 1922.

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1 postcard : color ; 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.

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Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures

The materials in this collection, which include photographs, letters, books, and more, reflect the history of Fort Worth. This project was funded by the Amon Carter Foundation and the Adeline and George McQueen Foundation.

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Creation Date

  • 1922~

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Aug. 14, 2008, 9:16 p.m.

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  • Jan. 9, 2017, 12:19 p.m.

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"Arkansaw" Postcard, postcard, 1922~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38795/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Log Cabin Village.