MEXICAN INN CAFE - TIFFIN HALL BUSINESS CARD FORT WORTH
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Sold Date: 08/31/2008
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ARE TWO PIECES OF THE VERY BEST FORT WORTH, TEXAS COLLECTIBLES THAT YOU WILL EVER SEE !! NO B/S IN THAT STATEMENT.FIRST IS THE UN-POSTED , POST CARD FROM THE MEXICAN INN CAFE IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS IT LISTS BOTH CAFE'S STARTED IN 1936 FOR THE TEXAS CENTENNIAL. THESE ARE ON EBAY UP TO $49.95 - IN BUY IT NOW EBAY STORES.. THE CELEBRATIONS OF TEXAS 100 YEARS, IT WAS CELEBRATED GREATLY IN FORT WORTH W THE WEST BEGINS.. EVEN THO THE TEXAS CENTENNIAL WAS AT THE STATE FAIR IN FAIR PARK, DALLAS, TEXAS ALSO T IN FORT WORTH, WAS THE FAMOUS CASA MANANA THEATER IN THE ROUND. IT HAS BEEN RECONSTRUCTED. A WONDERFUL PLACE TO GO. THE LAST IS THE BEST ! DON'T MISS THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OFFER NO TELLING WHAT THIS CARD IS WORTH. I HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF ONE BEFORE. THE REAL HIGH DOLLAR FORT WORTH COLLECTORS HAVE A HOLE IN THEIR COLLECTION W THIS GOES. THIS IS THE ACTUAL BUSINESS CARD FROM TIFFIN HALL, THE ORIGINAL OWNER. LOOK AT THE LITTLE FEATHER ON THE FRONT OF THE CARD. IT IS NOT PRINTED ON THE CARD,BUT A REAL FEATHER IT SHOWS N0.1 CAFE ADDRESS AS COR. 5TH T COMMERCE PHONE 3-0278 AND THE NO.2 AT JACKSBORO HWY. AT WHITESETTLEMENT RD. PHONE 3-2164. THESE PHONE NUMBERS ARE PART OF THE OLD EDISON EXCHANGE. THE LAST IS STILL GOOD IF YOU CALL. CALLED THE NUMBER 2 LAST WEEK AND MADE RESERVATIONS FOR 8. WE ATE T WITH OLD SCHOOL PALS. I BELIEVE THIS DATES IN THE FIFTIES. I THINK HE DIED IN 1973. HE WAS A BIG ROLL GAMBLER IN FORT WORTH THAT MADE ALL THE BIG GAMES IN TOWN , FOR SURE UP AND DOWN THE JACKSBORO HIGHWAY. THE HIGHWAY IS WONDERFUL READING ON THE INTERNET AND GOOGLE. IT WAS ORGANIZED CRIME TO THE SKY. ON THE BACK OF IT, IT HAS BLUE RUBBER STAMP SAYING + MADE IN MEXICO, OR HENCHO IN MEXICO + I DID NOT TAKE A PICTURE OF THE BACK. AS A 16 YEAR OLD, IN 1957, I WORKED FOR THE FERRIS FUNERAL HOME IN AZLE, TEXAS, (CITY LIMITS TOUCH FORT WORTH) AND HELPED DIG UP ONE OF THE GANGSTERS THAT WAS MURDERED UP AND DOWN THE HIGHWAY. HE WAS BURIED IN WHAT WE CALLED MUD FLATS THAT WAS PART OF TRINITY RIVER THAT CONNECTED EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE TO LAKE WORTH. YES, I HAVE NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS WITH PICTURES. I CAN DOCUMENT IT. THIS BUSINESS CARD HAS BEEN IN MY PERSONAL SMOKE AND PET FREE HOME FOR SEVERAL DECADES. In 1920, when Fort Worth was still young, a colorful and free-spirited man named Tiffin Hall came to the city. Only 20 years old, he was already a skilled gambler. Soon, Tiffin had established gambling halls throughout his new hometown. He was a quiet man even then - dignified, well-dressed and soft-spoken. Tiffin the gambler entered the world of legitimate business in 1936 when his Mexican Inn Cafe opened its doors at 5th and Commerce Streets in a downtown Fort Worth building already 50 years old. From the beginning, he insisted upon courteous service and fresh home-cooked food. On a good day in the 1930âe(tm)s, restaurant receipts might total only $25.00, but much greater amounts were accumulated each night when gamblers gatd in the second floor rooms above the restaurant. Tiffin the gambler entered the world of legitimate business in 1936 when his Mexican Inn Cafe opened its doors at 5th and Commerce Streets in a downtown Fort Worth building already 50 years old. From the beginning, he insisted upon courteous service and fresh home-cooked food. On a good day in the 1930âe(tm)s, restaurant receipts might total only $25.00, but much greater amounts were accumulated each night when gamblers gatd in the second floor rooms above the restaurant. HAD TO THROW IN A LITTLE HISTORY. SORRY FOR MAKING IT A LONG READ. I WILL SHIP THESE TWO ITEMS TO THE USA ONLY AND IN PADDED ENVELOPE FOR ONLY $2.00 INSURANCE IS REQUIRED AND IS $4.00 THANKS, AND KEEP THOSE FLAGS FLYING FOR AMERICA AND THE TROOPS ALL OVER THE WORLD !!!! THE MEN AND WOMEN IN THE SERVICE KEEP OUR HOME LANDS FREE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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