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 Collection: Palo Pinto County Album
[The Mineral Wells High School Concert Band]

[The Mineral Wells High School Concert Band]

Date: 1922?
Creator: unknown
Description: This picture, showing the concert band of the Mineral Wells High School Marching Band (standing on the steps of the school) was taken around 1922. James Walker Calvert is on the top row at the far right. Mr. Brunswick, the bandleader, is on the front row at the far left. Ellis White is the trombone player on the left. See also "Mineral Wells High School Marching Band."
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Grassy Ridge School 7th Grade Class]

[Grassy Ridge School 7th Grade Class]

Date: 1924
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three rows of children positioned against a brick wall with two windows. They are arranged in three rows, with a row of girls standing in the back and middle and boys sitting in front. The class' teacher, Morris Jennings, is wearing a black suit and stands behind the children in the center. A label with related information is taped to the top of the photo.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
D.W. Griffith Presents "The Birth of a Nation"

D.W. Griffith Presents "The Birth of a Nation"

Date: April 1, 1924
Creator: Griffith, D.W.
Description: This photograph illustrates a souvenir program from the silent motion picture, "The Birth of a Nation, the Most Stupendous and Fascinating Motion Picture Drama Created in the United States. Founded on Thomas Dixon's story 'The Clansman' " The motion picture presents an early 20th-century Southern view of Reconstruction.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Chicken Dinner Candy Delivery Truck]

[Chicken Dinner Candy Delivery Truck]

Date: 1925~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Chicken Dinner Candy Bar delivery car parked in front of a two-story grocery store. The car is a 1920's model that has been built to partially resemble a chicken. The store has an awning that covers two gas pumps. A sign on top of the store says "Live and Let Live Grocery."
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
Crazy Hotel Fire

Crazy Hotel Fire

Date: March 5, 1925
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Mineral Wells as seen from an observation tower on East Mountain. The panoramic view of the town reveals a plume of smoke covering much of the town's center.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
1926 State Championship Mingus Girls Basketball Team

1926 State Championship Mingus Girls Basketball Team

Date: 1926
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of seven high school-aged young women standing together in front of a painted backdrop of a forest. The girls on the left hold a pennant that reads "Girls '26 Basket Ball." A young lady in the center holds a basketball labeled "M.H.S. - 26." They are wearing uniforms consisting of dresses with tucked skirts, athletic shoes, and knee socks. An article is partially visible under the photograph.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
[Men Bricking a Road]

[Men Bricking a Road]

Date: 1926
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of men gathered and watching workers apply bricks onto a street of wet mortar. Low brick walls flank the road. Automobiles can be seen parked on either side of the road, and buildings are visible in the distance.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
Santo First National Bank - 1926

Santo First National Bank - 1926

Date: 1926
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two suited men standing by the teller windows of the Santo First National Bank in Santo, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
"Baker Hotel" Menu

"Baker Hotel" Menu

Date: 1929?
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph illustrates an October 1929 menu from the Stephen F. Austin Hotel, a "Baker Hotel" (located in Austin, Texas), similar to the one that opened in Mineral Wells in 1929 is shown here. The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells was apparently one of a chain of hotels. This menu serves as a reminder of that fact.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Building at the Base of a Wooded Hill]

[Building at the Base of a Wooded Hill]

Date: 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a stone building that is surrounded by trees. Dirt roads pass beside the house and lead up a hill in the background.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association