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 Collection: Palo Pinto County Album
The Fiftieth Reunion of the Graduating Class of 1934
This picture reproduces a newspaper clipping that reports the fiftieth reunion of the 1934 class from Mineral Wells High School. It was published in the Mineral Wells Index on June 28, 1984. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16344/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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 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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
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/
Dark Valley Brazos River Bridge
Photograph of the first bridge over the Brazos River at Dark Valley Creek. Much of the lower left diagonal half of the photo is obscured. Three women can be seen standing on the bridge with three boys. One woman holds an umbrella over her head. The boys are wearing straw hats, white shirts, and neckties. A slip of paper inscribed with the words "Dark Valley Brazos River Bridge" is taped to the photo's mat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427148/
[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/
[Dry Cleaning Bag from Baker Hotel]
A dry-cleaning bag from the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas is shown here. The bag has an image of the hotel, taken from the front, as well as "The Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells, Texas, World Famous Health Resort". Further information on this artifact has not been forthcoming. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16325/
First Baptist Church and Tabernacle
Photograph of the First Baptist Church of Santo, Texas, a single-story stone building with an awning over its entrance. A shorter building with a shingled roof stands to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427271/
[The First Palo Pinto Methodist Church]
Photograph of the first Methodist church in Palo Pinto, Texas. The clapboard building has double doors, peeling paint on its outer walls, and a belfry. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427227/
[Four Men on Wynn Mountain]
Photograph of four men sitting on a railing along the side of a dirt road on Wynn Mountain near Mineral Wells, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427257/
[Front of the Palo Pinto School]
Photograph of the two-story brick Palo Pinto School. There are two rows of windows and a chimney can be seen at either side of the building. A tree grows in front of the school's entrance. A wood and wire fence is partially visible to the left and right in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427188/
[G. L. Rice & Co. General Store]
Photograph of G. L. Rice & Co. General Merchandise store in Strawn, Texas. The two-story brick building has an awning over its opening on the right. The name of the business is painted onto its side. "I. O. O. F." is written over the awning. A man is standing on the roof of an incomplete building in the background. Another man stands next to a pile of building materials texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427213/
[Garve Taylor's Store]
Photograph of Garve Taylor's store on a street corner. The corrugated metal building has a front largely comprised of windows. A Coca Cola advertisement is painted on the side of the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427210/
Greetings from Palo Pinto, Texas
Shown here is the photograph of a postcard from Palo Pinto, Texas. The front has a photograph of a lake, trees, and a dirt road. The back of the card card has "Brown Road Scenes", and handwritten correspondence, that is not presented here. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16350/
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/
[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/
[Hillside View of a Town]
Photograph of the unpaved streets and wooden buildings of a town. A church stands to the right. Hills can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427190/
Hittson House on the 101 Ranch
Photograph of the Hittson House on the grounds of the 101 Ranch near Palo Pinto, Texas. The wooden house has a chimney rising from its center, a tree growing to its left, and a barbed wire fence in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427201/
[Homes in Strawn, Texas]
Photograph of a group of two-story houses that stand behind a small wire fence. Trees, utility poles, and a windpump are visible among the homes. A grass field extends from the center of the photo to the bottom. A dog lies on the field near the homes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427139/
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/
Inside Information about the Waters
A souvenir booklet, shaped like a bottle from Mineral Wells. It is almost devoid of information, except to note that it was printed by the Harris Service of Ft. Worth, Texas (with its advertising mark of an arrowhead). A copyright was applied for is the last bit of information on the pamphlet's cover. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16330/
[Inspiration Point]
The view from Inspiration Point, overlooking the Brazos River seven miles south of Mineral Wells. Billy Sunday, a popular evangelical preacher in America, visited Mineral Wells in 1900. He exclaimed "This is an inspiration!" when he saw the beautiful scenery south of the town. He unwittingly gave the Point its name. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16349/
The J. G. Bump Home
Photograph of a two-story clapboard house with a chimney stack rising out of the center of its' gabled roof. There is a small porch and veranda at the entrance that uses logs as supports. A slip of paper with a handwritten note that reads "The J. G. Bump Home Brad, Tx" is taped to the bottom of the photo mat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427243/
[Joe and Rindy Bradford in Their General Store]
Photograph of Joe and Rindy Bradford standing on either side of a crate labeled "Kuhn's Butter-Nut Bread, Mineral Wells, Tex." An older man sitting at a table behind them. Shelves with a variety of products line the walls of the store. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427195/
[Men Gathered Outside of a Building]
Photograph of a group of men standing on a sidewalk of a building. Streams of some kind of material come the top of the building's roof. A truck is parked on the road to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427272/
[Men Outside of a Grocery Store]
Photograph of men, horses, and a dog outside of a grocery store in Thurber Junction, Texas. A man in a vest stands on the building's covered porch. One man rides a horse-drawn wagon while another rides on a horse. A dog sits at the feet of the team of horses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427180/
[Men Parked on Bankhead Highway]
Photograph of men and children along the sides of Bankhead Highway. The dirt road curves between two rocky slopes overgrown with trees. Horse- and donkey-drawn wagons and a car are parked among men to the left, while several men stand to the right by a Model T Ford. A small child holds a shovel in the center of the road. Two of the men on the left are identified as John Price and Alec Besty. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427183/
[Men Posing on a Coal Shaft Structure]
Photograph of a coal mine shaft structure with several men posing around it. A wooden structure stands next to a L-shaped building with metal siding and multiple stories. Piles of wood are visible at the bottom left portion of the photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427238/
[Men with Machinery]
Photograph of two men in a room with pieces of machinery. One man sits beside a piece of equipment to the right, while another man wearing overalls stands between two machines. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427178/
[Miner Beside a Pile of Coal]
Photograph of a shirtless man who is smoking a pipe and holding a mining pick. He is crouching beside a pile of stone and coal. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427177/
The Mineral Wells Guide
The Mineral Wells Guide, as it itself proclaims, was published for the out-of-town visitor. It contains facts about Mineral Wells, instructions about how to reach Mineral Wells, the water and baths to be found there, the Milling Sanatorium, recreation in the city, and various advertisements. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16339/
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/
[Mineral Wells, Texas, Post Cards]
Postcards featuring various scenes from Mineral Wells, Texas. The eight post cards have been pasted onto a single piece of paper. From the top left, these postcards include images of cattle; a Mineral Wells welcome sign; its First Presbyterian Church; the Hexagon Hotel; someone boating on a body of water; a woman sitting on raised rocks and looking down at a creek; a drawing of the town; and a drawing of a church and community pool. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427137/
Mineral Wells, "The Carlsbad of America"
Shown here is a booklet about the history of, the various services available at, and the attractions in and around Mineral Wells, ("The Carlsbad of America")Texas. Published in 1905, it contains many photographic illustrations and a local map. Please note the colophon at the bottom of the pamphlet: "An empire--a nation within a nation." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16332/
Mr. Slaughter
Photograph of balding and mustached man wearing a jacket, white collared shirt, and bow tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427262/
On Rocks at Lovers' Retreat
Photograph of rocks hanging over still water at Lovers' Retreat in Mineral Wells, Texas. Two men can be seen on rocks to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427256/
Palo Pinto Baseball Team
Photograph of a group of eleven men on the Palo Pinto, Texas, baseball team. Several of the men are wearing shirts with "Palo Pinto" written across the chest. Two young men standing to the left are wearing shirts with the word "Lone" next to a star on their chests. Six of the men stand behind five men who are sitting with baseball equipment. A young man wearing a black hat is seen sitting on a horse behind the group. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427221/
[Palo Pinto Boys' Basketball Team]
Photograph of boys of the Palo Pinto basketball team standing with their school principal, A. H. Brackeen. The boys are wearing shorts and athletic shirts. Brackeen wears a dark suit and tie. The group is standing in a line in front of a clapboard building with three windows. The fourth person holds a basketball inscribed with "BHS." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427237/
Palo Pinto School
Photograph of a group of young girls and a schoolmistress standing in front of the Palo Pinto School. The school's walls are made of uneven stones. Two windows appear behind the girls, with two broken windowpanes on the left window. The reverse side of the photo's mat contains a list of names of those present. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427268/
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/