--Winter Scene--Shipping Star Well Water-- From Min. Wells Texas--

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A legend on the photograph reads: "--Winter Scene-- --Shipping Star Well Water-- --From Min. Wells Texas--" The Star Well was located in the 200 block of NE 1st Avenue, across the street and north of where the Baker Hotel now [2008] stands. It was managed by Frank Richards, who purchased a block of land in the north part of Millsap Valley on which two wells were dug that proved to have an abundant supply of the very strongest mineral water.
Mineral water was expensive to ship, so furnaces were built at the new location, pumps installed, and a modern evaporating plant built to produce hundreds of pounds of crystals annually. (The new well became known as the Pike Well.) Signs on the building claim that the water "Cures stomach trouble" as well as constipation, nervousnes [sic], insomnia, rheumatism, and female diseases."
This picture can be found in "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells", First edition, on page 57.

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Boyce Ditto Public Library
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A. F. Weaver Collection
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  • Digitized: November 6, 2006
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New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Description:

A legend on the photograph reads: "--Winter Scene-- --Shipping Star Well Water-- --From Min. Wells Texas--" The Star Well was located in the 200 block of NE 1st Avenue, across the street and north of where the Baker Hotel now [2008] stands. It was managed by Frank Richards, who purchased a block of land in the north part of Millsap Valley on which two wells were dug that proved to have an abundant supply of the very strongest mineral water.
Mineral water was expensive to ship, so furnaces were built at the new location, pumps installed, and a modern evaporating plant built to produce hundreds of pounds of crystals annually. (The new well became known as the Pike Well.) Signs on the building claim that the water "Cures stomach trouble" as well as constipation, nervousnes [sic], insomnia, rheumatism, and female diseases."
This picture can be found in "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells", First edition, on page 57.

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1 photograph : b&w

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Keyword(s): Mineral Wells
Source: TIME WAS in Mineral Wells by A. F. Weaver, First edition, Houghton Bennett Printing Company, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1975, p. 57.
Partner:
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection:
A. F. Weaver Collection
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  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: AWO_1605N
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth24980
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
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Access: Public