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Of the thousands on thousands of travelers who have pursued the concrete thread between Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, …

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If you want to see a really big thing in the way of improvement, drive out to the home of Col. A.T. Nelson, where a truly laudable undertaking…

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Enroute to Springfield last Sunday, we had the pleasure of meeting Hon. Arthur T. Nelson, owner and proprietor of the “Top O’ The Ozarks Inn,”…

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Work has begun on the excavation for the new Nelson Tavern, soon to be in course of construction in “Nelsonville,” as the Nelson service stati…

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On Tuesday (Jan. 20, 1931), the new Nelson Tavern was officially opened, Col. and Mrs. A.T. Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. F.R. Nelson keeping open h…

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Col. A.T. Nelson has had a large sign, 10x20 feet, erected on the ground opposite his filling station announcing to passing tourists the fact …

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A vision seen in a dream is soon to become a reality, for the Nelson Dream Village, planned to be the most beautiful and most modern cabin acc…

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This article from a 1955 Lebanon Daily Record announces that the Mr. and Mrs. C. Lynn West, who had managed the Nelson Hotel since November 19…

Dream Village, aerial view

Dream Village, aerial view

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Dream Village, possibly taken from the roof of the Nelson Hotel.

Dream Village driveway

Dream Village driveway

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Dream Village

Nelson Tavern color postcard

Nelson Tavern color postcard

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Color postcard of the Nelson Hotel with the famous "Lebanon" arrow pointing to the downtown.

Nelson Tavern garden

Nelson Tavern garden

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Garden next to the Nelson Tavern.

Nelson Tavern postcard, black and white

Nelson Tavern postcard, black and white

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A black-and-white postcard of the Nelson Hotel, the Lebanon arrow sign and the bus station, Standard station and restaurant where Walgreens is today.

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