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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 booklet about the history of Mineral Wells, Texas, from 1881 to 1921. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21923/
D.W. Griffith Presents "The Birth of a Nation"
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21924/
[R.L. Polk & Co.'s Mineral Wells City Directory, 1920]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20206/
1926 State Championship Mingus Girls Basketball Team
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427165/
"Baker Hotel" Menu
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16346/
[Boyd Campbell and a Woman at Lovers' Retreat]
Photograph of Boyd Campbell sitting on a rock beside a woman. They are positioned under a looming rock face at Lovers' Retreat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427266/
[Chicken Dinner Candy Delivery Truck]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427254/
[Children and Adults Standing by Brush Arbor]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427167/
Crazy Hotel Fire
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427191/
[Gordon Baptist Church]
Photograph of Gordon Baptist Church, a clapboard church building with a belfry. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427173/
[Grassy Ridge School 7th Grade Class]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427151/
[Kate Hamphill, Her Son, and Lambuth Miller]
Photograph of Kate Hemphill, her son, and Lambuth Miller wearing bathing suits and sitting on a log in water. A rock wall in Lovers' Retreat is visible behind them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427142/
[Lambuth Miller and Kate Hemphill at Lovers' Retreat]
Photograph of Lambuth Miller and Kate Hemphill wearing bathing suits while standing on a rocky outcropping at Lovers' Retreat. They are posed as though they are going to dive into the water below. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427146/
[Men Bricking a Road]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427246/
[The Mineral Wells High School Concert Band]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16361/
New Building Replacing the Old Palo Pinto School
Photograph of a single-story brick section of the Palo Pinto school that is currently under construction. Beams rest against several empty windows, and wooden frames can be seen within. Piles of wood litter the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427255/
[Oil Well Gusher at Hart Ranch]
Photograph of a group of men standing at the base of an oil well that is spewing oil on the grounds of the Hart Ranch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427218/
[People Beside Calm Water at Lovers' Retreat]
Photograph of a group of people standing alongside calm waters at Lovers' Retreat. Their reflections are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427161/
Santo First National Bank - 1926
Photograph of two suited men standing by the teller windows of the Santo First National Bank in Santo, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427140/
[Tent City in Grant Town, Texas]
Photograph of a group of people standing in a row between rows of tents. Barrels, piles of clothing, and clotheslines can be seen among the camp grounds. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427240/
[Two Men Standing Against Rock Wall at Lovers' Retreat]
Photograph of two men standing at the base of a rock wall at Lovers' Retreat. Water is visible through a crack in the rock wall to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427176/