Two World Firsts

The World’s First Crossword Puzzle



1913 saw the world’s
First crossword puzzle in
The New York World newspaper, so
With that, my poem’s fin


The World’s First Motel



In 1925 in California the first motor hotel (coined ‘motel’ by architect) in the world was built. It closed in 1991 and several buildings were demolished. The tower building (right) is now the administrative block for the adjacent hotel and a section of the cafeteria wall (left) still remains. Plans have been announced to rebuild it




History and preserving heritage is important

Don Matthews
December 2020


Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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