This image was
generously furnished to us by Texas
Escapes, a "common sense and uncommon nonsense travel guide to
Texas small towns." Their website is a real treat!
The Cactus Hotel, now
restored, has long been a striking feature of the West Texas landscape as you
drive to San Angelo. In 1951 it was the setting for a Texas Watchmaker's
convention, and you can see a photo of Cactus Hotel manager Roy
Beverly on our pages.
Angelo State University's
two tall dormitory towers now share the San Angelo skyline, but for many years,
the old Cactus Hotel was the tallest building for miles around.
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