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 Collection: Palo Pinto County Album
[Interior of C. E. Turner's Pharmacy]
Photograph of the interior of Charles Turner's pharmacy in Mineral Wells, Texas. Bottles and boxes line the walls of the store. A woman wearing a dress and a hat, a man wearing a vest, and a teenage boy are standing in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427153/
[Photograph of Mineral Wells, Texas]
Photograph of the town of Mineral Wells, Texas. The town's buildings, streets, and surrounding landscape is visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427159/
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/
[Hexagon Hotel Booklet]
Booklet containing two photographs of the Hexagon Hotel, as well as a series of architectural drawings of its floor plan. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427203/
The Palo Pinto School
Drawing of the Palo Pinto school. The two-story building has red brick walls, open white spaces on its left side, and a U.S. flag flying from its roof. Bushes are located behind the building and birds fly in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427247/
[Photograph of the Hexagon Hotel]
Photograph of the Hexagon Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas. The hotel is situated beside a road next to a smaller buildings. It has four stories, multiple porches, and multiple gables with windows. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427200/
[Photograph of the Hexagon Hotel]
Photograph of the Hexagon Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas. The hotel is situated beside a road next to a smaller buildings. It has four stories, multiple porches, and multiple gables with windows. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427162/
[Article Regarding Homecoming and Reunion at the Palo Pinto School]
Article regarding a reunion for former teachers and students of the Palo Pinto School, including location and a list of event officers. A brief history of the school is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427189/
[Letter from Beulah McDonald to the Editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 30, 1975]
Letter from Beulah McDonald to the editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram asking for advertising space for the annual homecoming and reunion at the Palo Pinto School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427194/
Hotel Guide, Highway Guide and Where to Go in Mineral Wells
The cover page of a guide to the town of Mineral Wells, with information about the different types of water available, recreation activities, sanatoriums, and hotels is shown here. The clothes of the"Dyspeptic" illustrated at the bottom left suggest the late 1920's. Please note the gammadion (swastika) ribbons above and below the doggerel on the left side of the picture. The guide appears to have been printed considerably before the rise of the Nazis in Germany. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16340/
The Tattler, May 18, 1934
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas. It contains articles about the graduating class of 1934, including information about class officers, class prophecies, caps and gowns, class events, and local advertisements. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16320/
Palocade - Palo Pinto County - Official Centennial Program - back page
Shown here is a picture of the reverse (back) page of a souvenir program from the Palo Pinto Centennial Celebration of 1957. It consists of advertising, extolling the virtues of the First National Bank in Mineral Wells. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16329/
[Drawn Map of Palo Pinto Square]
Map of Palo Pinto Square from 1872 to 1882. This map depicts buildings and streets in the area as a series of labeled rectangles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427208/
[Joe Johnson's Log Cabin]
Photograph of a derelict log cabin that belonged to a man named Joe Johnson. The small building has a tin roof that has been pulled up at one corner. The building is raised from its foundation by bricks under its corners. A contemporary building can be seen in the background to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427141/
[R.L. Polk & Co.'s Mineral Wells City Directory, 1909]
The city directory for Mineral Wells, 1909, embracing 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/metapth20207/
[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/
Henry at Target Practice on Frozen Joel
Photograph of a man firing a long gun toward a cliff face while sitting atop a horse. The man is wearing a hat and heavy clothes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427198/
[Man Standing on Top of "Hell's Gate"]
Photograph of a man named Wilson standing at the top of a cliff called "Hell's Gate." Vegetation and a dirt path are visible below him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427263/
Souvenir...Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department
Shown here is the cover of a souvenir booklet about the Mineral Wells, Texas, Volunteer Fire Department,published in 1906. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21927/
[Line of People on Horses at a Rodeo]
Photograph of a group of people sitting on top of horses that are arranged in a line. They are standing outdoors on a fenced-in earthen area. Pennants are hanging from lines attached to power lines. A small portion of a crowd can be seen on the bottom left. An animal holding pen is visible to the right underneath a bandstand. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427174/
[People Riding in Circles While Holding Flags]
Photograph of a group of people riding in circles on top of horses. Several of them are holding flags. They are standing outdoors on a fenced-in earthen area. Pennants are hanging from lines attached to power lines. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427204/
Mineral Wells, Texas
A pamphlet about the various services and attractions in and around Mineral Wells, Texas, with many photographic illustrations, extols the allurements of Mineral in an effusive nineteenth-century prose, that was probably archaic for the time of the pamphlet. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21925/
[Aerial View of Camp Wolters, Texas]
Photograph of the camp area of Camp Wolters as seen from the sky. Forests, fields, and roads surround the camp area, which is situated near the center of the photo. Rows of buildings can be seen in a section to the left and in another section closer to a body of water. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427228/
Crazy Hotel, Mineral Wells, Texas - America's Great Health Resort
This picture shows a pamphlet that was presumably published for the purpose of enticing prospective guests to the Crazy Hotel. The text touts the hotel as being "Fire-proof" (Its predecessor was not), and it extends "Special considerations shown at many hotels only to a favored few." The text is surrounded with pictures of the accommodations, and the various activities available at the hotel. At the very bottom, there is an advertisement for Crazy Crystals. The text ends with a notice of where to inquire about rates. If the dress of the ladies pictured is any guide, the pamphlet dates to the era of the 1920's. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16343/
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/
[1935 An Income Tax Return for Boyce Ditto]
An individual U.S. income tax return for Boyce Ditto for 1935. (Boyce Ditto's Last Will and Testament contained a bequest of money to build the current Mineral Wells Library, which bears his name.) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16333/
"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/
[Band Standing by the Palo Pinto Courthouse]
Photograph of members of a brass band standing in front of the courthouse in Palo Pinto, Texas. The twelve men are holding a variety of instruments, though a man on the top right of the group holds a drum. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427226/
Bean Robinson Cattle Crossing North of Palo Pinto
Photograph of Jean Robinson and his cowboys crossing the Brazos River with a herd of cattle north of Palo Pinto, Texas. Many of the animals are still on the shore under the trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427202/
[Blue Hole of Palo Pinto Creek]
Photograph of a portion of Palo Pinto Creek referred to as Blue Hole. Vegetation and a tree line the edge of the creek. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427145/
[The Bowen Family Riding Among Cattle]
Photograph of the Bowen family riding horses in front of a wooden cabin. A small group of cattle stands in an earthen lot in front of the family. A young girl riding sidesaddle atop a horse on the left is Grace Bowen. Two women riding sidesaddle appear beside Adolphus Bowen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427163/
[Boyce Ditto's Social Security Card]
An envelope from the Crazy Water Hotel, containing Boyce Ditto's Social Security Card. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16338/
[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/
[Brad, Texas, Basketball Team]
Photograph of seven young women sitting together and wearing basketball uniforms with a "B" embroidered on front. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427250/
[Brick Building]
Photograph of a two-story brick building that has central parts that extend further outward than surrounding walls. A raised tower area is partially visible to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427138/
[Brick Store in Santo, Texas]
Photograph of a two-story brick building with an awning over its two double doors. To the left hang signs that read "De Laval Cream Separators" and "Union Store." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427136/
[Bridge Being Built over the Brazos River]
Photograph of a group of men building a truss bridge over the Brazos River. Many of the bridge's vertical and crossed beams are already in place. A crane on the right rests on a rail track that extends onto the bridge. Men stand idle to the left with barrels, tools, and a pile of rope at their feet. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427149/
Bridge over the Brazos on Road North to Graford
Photograph of five men standing on the wooden railing of a bridge that covers a narrow passage of the Brazos River. The men are wearing hats and dark suits. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427175/
[Building at the Base of a Wooded Hill]
Photograph of a stone building that is surrounded by trees. Dirt roads pass beside the house and lead up a hill in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427253/
[Cardwell Family at a Methodist Camp Meeting at Cedar Springs, Texas]
Photograph of the Cardwell family posing together for a picture while attending a Methodist camp meeting in Cedar Springs, Texas. Alex Cardwell sits beside his wife. A young daughter stands to the left, and a son stands between the couple. Cardwell's life holds an infant in her lap. A temporary shelter built of tree limbs covers a bed, stove, chair, and trunk behind the group. Two dogs can be seen standing by the family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427143/
[Cedar Springs United Methodist Church]
Photograph of Cedar Springs United Methodist Church in Palo Pinto County, Texas. The white clapboard building has a triangular awning with an image of a cross. Below the awning is a set of double doors that are flanked by fieldstone columns. To the left of the door is a sign depicting a cross draped with a red cloth. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427261/
[Cedar Springs United Methodist Church]
Photograph of Cedar Springs United Methodist Church in Palo Pinto County, Texas. The white clapboard building has a triangular awning with an image of a cross. Below the awning is a set of double doors that are flanked by fieldstone columns. To the left of the door is a sign depicting a cross draped with a red cloth. A smaller door with an awning appears beside a window to the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427260/
[Cedar Springs United Methodist Church Plaque]
Photograph of a red granite plaque attached the side of a white clapboard building. The plaque reads "Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. This building was erected in 1898, after many years of worship in private homes and under brush arbors. It was built out of love of God and man." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427156/
[Celebration in Mingus, Texas]
Photograph of a brass band standing with their instruments in front of citizens of Mingus, Texas. The band members are wearing white caps and uniforms. A group of men and women stand behind them to the left. Buildings are visible in the background, including an unfinished brick building in the center. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427206/
Centennial Sheriff Hollis Wolfe
Photograph of Hollis Wolfe wearing a cowboy hat, ribbon tie, vest, and a pistol on his hip. Cars are parked behind him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427248/
[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/
[Chief Montgomery and His Wife]
Photograph of Chief Montgomery and his wife, both members of the Creek people. His wife has her haired tied back and wears a dress with a jacket, while Chief Montgomery wears a shirt, trousers, and a dark jacket while holding a cane by his right side. Buildings are visible behind the couple. A label with related information is taped to the top of the photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427230/
[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/
[A Christmas Card from Boyce Ditto]
Christmas card sent to Mrs. Weaver, signed "Boyce Ditto." The front cover has a picture of greenery decorated with red bells and silver balls; at the top it says "To A Special Friend." The inside has a similar illustration in the center with text on either side. The text on the left says, "Friends as fine/ as you are/ Don't often come/ one's way./ And special times/ like Christmas/ Don't happen every day." The text on the right continues: "And so this/ Christmas greeting/ Is coming to extend/ This wish--/ 'A Merry Christmas/ To a very/ special friend!'" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16331/
Come to Mineral Wells
Shown here is a pamphlet from the Chamber of Commerce, describing the healthful benefits of a visit to Mineral Wells, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16342/