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Voice of the Last Frontier by Gene Hendryx

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Offline fartymarty

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Re: Voice of the Last Frontier by Gene Hendryx
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2018, 06:53:54 PM »
These pictures are by Raymond Skiles and from 1980.

Excellent! Thank you so much!

I don't suppose Raymond took any of the old snack bar just outside the interior restaurant entrance?
Fort Worth

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Re: Voice of the Last Frontier by Gene Hendryx
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2018, 07:57:01 PM »
These pictures are by Raymond Skiles and from 1980.

Excellent! Thank you so much!

I don't suppose Raymond took any of the old snack bar just outside the interior restaurant entrance?

FM, look on Page 369 of the following PDF of the Administrative History.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2018, 07:41:05 PM by Flash »

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Re: Voice of the Last Frontier by Gene Hendryx
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2018, 10:15:14 PM »
Ask and ye shall receive!...What a great document. Thanks Flash!
It even shows the entrance to the old washrooms at the end of the snack bar. I hear they are still there on the other side of the wall just for employees to use.
Now one has to go outside to get to the newer washrooms. Back in the 70s and 80s  my family would drive from Chicago and camp in the basin, usually in the summer.
Without showers we usually felt too grubby to eat in the restaurant. The snack bar was only open when the restaurant was closed between the main meals, so we would always wait for a late breakfast there and then end breakfast with a malt. That snack bar used to make the best shakes and malts. My brother claimed that the snack bar was the only place he ever ate that could make thick pancakes that didn't seem like eating foam rubber. He remarked about them every trip as though he'd never had them before. Must be something about the altitude he'd always say as we were leaving.
Sorry, I'm reminiscing out loud here. How lucky I am that I have family Big Bend memories combined.

Thanks again flash.
Fort Worth

 


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