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Early Francitas Photos

The Nebraska Inn - Francitas, Tex.

The Nebraska Inn served 300 meals last Sunday and had enough supplies left over to have cared for 75 or 100 more people. If here is any hotel in the world in a town two months old that could meet an emergency like this hotel, The Bee would like to hear about it. --Francitas Bee, February 16, 1911

Francitas Fire Razes 4 Buildings

Francitas, Feb. 11.--A hotel, store, garage, and barn were destroyed by fire here.

The blaze, of undetermined origin, started in the W. H. Wingart store at 4 a. m., destroying it. Sparks carried by a high wind ignited the roof of the Nebraska Inn, and the hotel burned to the ground.

A garage and barn at the home of Francisco Escalante also were ignited by sparks and destroyed.--Houston Post.

Palacios Beacon, February 16, 1939


Nebraska Inn at left and Valley Fruit Farm and Garden Company land office at right
Photo courtesy of W. R. Joines


Francitas Texas, November 27, 1911

View From Depot Francitas, Tex.
Photo By U. C. Street


Francitas Depot - Photo courtesy of W. R. Joines


First State Bank of Francitas
Photo courtesy of W. R. Joines

A. T. Kellogg's Cotton Gin & Ice Plant Under Construction

A. T. Kellogg's Cotton Gin and Ice Plant
Photo courtesy of W. R. Joines

A. T. Kellogg  Cotton - Postcard

Home of A. T. Kellogg and also Louis Funk Family
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