KENO CAFE, Weslaco TX

 


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Commands the card on the back: ATTEND CHURCH FOR A BETTER USA. Wonder if they'd say that now. Also: “Enjoy our dinners, lunches, and K.C. Steaks in air conditioned comfort with soft background music.” You can hear the Mantovani swell! But only so much. Softly now. Soft.

Handwritten: “This is where Grandma had Thanksgiving dinner with some of the others from where me line.” Or where “we live,” can’t tell.

This page has a picture of the peachy wall in its current incarnation.

From the Weslaco page:

The city of Weslaco, Texas was named as an acronym for W.E. Stewart Land Company. Early settlers came as a result of excursion parties brought from: Chicago, Kansas City, and the Midwest. These settlers converted wild brush land into thriving agricultural land irrigated by pump stations and canal systems.

Ah! Explains that. Anything else?

In the 1800's, Downtown Weslaco was called the neon city as downtown businesses used the gas filled tubes for signage.

Wikipedia:


Neon signs are made using electrified, luminous tube lights that contain rarefied neon or other gases. They are the most common use for neon lighting, which was first demonstrated in a modern form in December 1910 by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.