Two Unidentified Men on Welcome Mountain

Description:

Two unidentified men are here seen sitting on a bench on East Mountain. The photograph is believed to have been taken about the year 1920. Benches were located atop East Mountain for the benefit of visitors who climbed the 1,000 steps from NE 3rd Street.
East Mountain became better known as WELCOME Mountain after the WELCOME sign was erected in 1922. The sign was the largest non-commercial electric sign in the world and was a gift from George Holmgreen (Governor of the Texas Rotary Club) owner of the San Antonio Iron Works, following the State Rotary Convention the previous year. The sign was moved east to Bald Mountain in 1972.
[A careful examination of the photograph suggests that the two men are possibly holding hands under a blanket which has been laid across both laps.]

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
Creation Date: 1920?  
Partner(s):
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection(s):
A. F. Weaver Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 82
Past 30 days: 3
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1920?
  • Digitized: 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1920?  
Description:

Two unidentified men are here seen sitting on a bench on East Mountain. The photograph is believed to have been taken about the year 1920. Benches were located atop East Mountain for the benefit of visitors who climbed the 1,000 steps from NE 3rd Street.
East Mountain became better known as WELCOME Mountain after the WELCOME sign was erected in 1922. The sign was the largest non-commercial electric sign in the world and was a gift from George Holmgreen (Governor of the Texas Rotary Club) owner of the San Antonio Iron Works, following the State Rotary Convention the previous year. The sign was moved east to Bald Mountain in 1972.
[A careful examination of the photograph suggests that the two men are possibly holding hands under a blanket which has been laid across both laps.]

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Panoramic
Partner:
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection:
A. F. Weaver Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: AWO_0482N
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth16226
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public