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Postcard: Texarkana Howard Johnson’s

September 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Card is titled: “HOWARD JOHNSON’S MOTOR LODGE & RESTAURANT, Intersection U.S. Highway 67-82 East, Texarkana, Arkansas – Texas.”

Printed on back of post card:

Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge & Restaurant
Intersection U.S. Highway 67-82 East
Texarkana, Arkansas – Texas, U.S.A.
(Area Code 501) – Tel. 773-3161

Luxurious accommodations under the pines, with TV, radio, music, poolside & room service. Wonderful golf, fishing and water sports available.

“Host of the Highways”

Publishing information:

Plastichrome® by Colourpicture Publishers, Inc. Boston, Mass. USA.

Card is addressed to “Dad, 1116 Laguna St., Oceanside, CA. 92054.” Postmarked in Texarkana, AR-TX on September x, 196x.

Written on back of post card:

Dear Dad,

Hi! The Plane trip was fun. (except for the landing). We stopped at Jo-ann’s house. Jace let us ride his mini bike.


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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Evelyn // Sep 13, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    I looked at the card and wondered if that was where we stayed…..and then I looked at the rest of the post!!! Can’t believe you have that still.

  • 2 richard garrett // Jun 23, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    I’m sure this was my favorite hotel when I was a kid. We’d stop there on the drive from Chicago to Central Texas a few times in the early 60’s. To me, this was the epitome of modernity and such a welcome relief after so many hours of summer driving without air conditioning. I always think of that pool where’d I immediately go when we go there while dad napped and mom got a little wet. Eventually, I’d get out, and we’d eat at the diner after perusing the gift shop. Such great memories!

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