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 Decade: 1920-1929
 Collection: Palo Pinto County Album
A Brief History or a Statement of Facts of Mineral Wells, Texas

A Brief History or a Statement of Facts of Mineral Wells, Texas

Date: September 24, 1921
Creator: Berry, H. M.
Description: A booklet about the history of Mineral Wells, Texas, from 1881 to 1921.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
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
[R.L. Polk & Co.'s Mineral Wells City Directory, 1920]

[R.L. Polk & Co.'s Mineral Wells City Directory, 1920]

Date: 1920
Creator: R.L. Polk & Co.
Description: The city directory for Mineral Wells, 1920, embraces a complete alphabetical list of business firms and private citizens; a directory of city and county officials, churches, public and private schools, banks, asylums, hospitals, commercial bodies, secret societies, street and avenue guide, etc.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
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
"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. Further information is not known at this date [2013].
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Boyd Campbell and a Woman at Lovers' Retreat]

[Boyd Campbell and a Woman at Lovers' Retreat]

Date: 1924
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Boyd Campbell sitting on a rock beside a woman. They are positioned under a looming rock face at Lovers' Retreat.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
[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
[Children and Adults Standing by Brush Arbor]

[Children and Adults Standing by Brush Arbor]

Date: 1926~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of rows of young children sitting in front of adults. A girl and two older women stand to the left, while an older woman and a young boy stand to the right. The back row has four women, two of which are holding very young children. A man with folded arms and a hat stands on the right side of the back row. The group is in front of a brush arbor which stands among a group of tents.
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
[Gordon Baptist Church]

[Gordon Baptist Church]

Date: 1920~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Gordon Baptist Church, a clapboard church building with a belfry.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
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