Innkeeper To The World

On August 4, 1925, Conrad Hilton opened the first hotel he built from the ground up and put his name on — the Dallas Hilton.  And that’s what “This Week in Texas History” for Wednesday, July 30 through Tuesday, August 5 is all about.

Just six years earlier, the World War I veteran was looking to buy a bank in Cisco, Texas but wound up purchasing a two-story hotel called The Mobley.  At his death 57 years later, Hilton owned and operated 188 hotels in 38 states and another 54 in countries around the globe.

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