Post Office Mural
Ranger, Texas, is a small town located on Interstate 20, midway between Ft. Worth and Abilene. As you can see, the outside of this post office resembles the outside of many of the Depression-era post office designs.
Even the entryway of the post office has the same look and feel as the rest of the post offices built during this time period. Post office workers seem to really enjoy hanging posters from the ceiling, blocking the view and impact of the murals.
Since Ranger is midway between Ft. Worth and Abilene, it became known as "the crossroads town". Artist Emil Bisttram captured this image of Ranger in his mural, aptly named "The Crossroad Town". It portrays a bustling town which offers important services to the traveler. Ranger still offers "food and fuel" to the weary traveler on his/her way into West Texas. Ranger Hill can be seen in the background, a hill which even today challenges modern automobiles.
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