Come and stay at Travis Street Cottages where the Mangold Toy Factory once was!
The factory was in operation during the 50's & 60's. Here is where they were producing up to 600,000 Stick Horses a year and shipping them all over the US and other countries! Mattie Landers Mangold began putting these together in her home for her children and the neighborhood kids. Her son JC got involved in the manufacturing and soon they had a full fledged operation. Humble oil, now Exxon, did a commercial to show how the horses were made. The factory employed over 60 people and was the #1 toy manufacturer in Texas during operation! The last remaining building from that time, The Stick Horse Saloon, will be available to our guests as a gathering place to enjoy, play a game of pool, cards or checkers, or just relax and visit with friends and family!