Baker Hotel

William Clark Green Finds a Muse in the People and Places of Small-Town Texas

April 14, 2022 | By Heather Brand

Even though singer-songwriter William Clark Green now calls the big city of Fort Worth home, his upbringing in rural East Texas fosters a connection with the people and places of small-town Texas.

Mineral Wells’ “Home of Crazy” Sign Back After 62 Years

March 24, 2020 | By Gene Fowler

Back in the day—from 1933 to 1958—travelers on the Bankhead Highway were greeted with an unusual sign as they drove through the heart of Palo Pinto County’s biggest town.

A Refurbished Baker Hotel Signals a New Beginning in Mineral Wells

June 24, 2019 | By David Montgomery

The venerable but long-vacated Baker Hotel, which opened in Mineral Wells in 1929 and once hosted personalities such as Judy Garland, Clark Gable, and president Lyndon Johnson, is poised to surge back to life under a newly announced $65 million renovation slated for completion in 2022.

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