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 Collection: Palo Pinto County Album
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/
[Palo Pinto School]
Photograph of the two-story brick Palo Pinto school. Two rows of windows appear on the front of the building to the right, while the side of the building has four blank rectangular sections. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427144/
[Palo Pinto, Texas]
Photograph of Palo Pinto, Texas, as seen from the north side of town. The town's buildings are visible among bare trees. The Palo Pinto county courthouse is visible left of the center. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427242/
[People in Front of C. E. Turner's Pharmacy]
Photograph of a group of people in front of Charles E. Turner's pharmacy in Mineral Wells, Texas. Three men and a young boy are sitting on a curb in front of the establishment, while four other males of various ages stand on the sidewalk under the building's awning. Charles Turner is sitting in a chair on the street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427229/
[People Posing Atop Donkeys at Lover's Retreat]
Photograph of a group of people posing on donkeys at a rocky location in Palo Pinto County, Texas, known as Lover's Retreat. Two pairs of men and women are positioned from the left, with a young man named Bert Turner to the right. The second pair is Hugh Collins and his wife. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427216/
[People Standing Alongside Storefronts]
Photograph of people standing under the awnings of a series of storefronts. Telegraph poles line the unpaved road beside the businesses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427239/
[Photograph of Men Sitting Behind a Chuck Wagon]
Copy photograph of a group of men sitting on the ground behind a chuck wagon that is laden with boxes. Cattle graze in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth530686/
[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/
[Photograph of Palo Pinto's Main Street Storefronts and Post Office]
Copy photograph of people loitering in front of storefronts on Main Street of Palo Pinto, Texas. The clapboard building on the left is the local post office. To the right is a brick pharmacy building and a grocery store. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth530729/
Police Officer with Prisoner
Photograph of a uniformed police officer holding the arm of a man wearing a hat and jacket. They are standing in front of an open door which contains a barred cell. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427223/
[Ramsey Home]
Photograph of a house with a steeply gabled roof and wide overhang over a porch. A tree and a row of low hedges grow in front of the home. Much of the foreground features a sandy lot with sparse grass. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427225/
River Bridge Between Graford and Palo Pinto
Photograph of nine people standing in front of a bridge that crosses the Brazos River between Graford and Palo Pinto, Texas. Four of the middle aged or older men stand to the left, while three more kneel in front of them. Two women wearing dresses and head scarfs stand in front of a tree to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427155/
[Rocks of Lovers' Retreat]
Photograph of rocks hanging over still water at Lovers' Retreat in Mineral Wells, Texas. Two men can be seen standing on rocks to the right, while two indistinct figures appear in the water. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427264/
Rocks on Lovers' Retreat
Photograph of rocks hanging over still water at Lovers' Retreat in Mineral Wells, Texas. Taken from within a grotto, the overhanging rocks are in shadow while the rocks in the distance are not. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427212/
[Section of Palo Pinto School Under Construction]
Photograph of the two-story wooden section of the Palo Pinto school. A plume of smoke exits a second-story window to the right. The roof is nothing but exposed beams. Two men can be seen working within the beams on the right side of the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427222/
[Sheriff John Hittson of Palo Pinto County, Texas]
Drawing of John Hittson, the first sheriff of Palo Pinto County, Texas. He is depicted with a dark jacket and has greying hair and a beard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427220/
[Snowy Street in Palo Pinto, Texas]
Photograph of a snowy street in Palo Pinto, Texas. A car parked beside a row of storefronts is partially covered by snow. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427215/
[Souvenir Views of Mineral Wells, Texas]
A pamphlet, shaped like a water bottle, with illustrations of the Mineral Wells area. Some pictures include unidentified visitors to the area that are enjoying the outdoor natural beauty. The statement "Patent and Trademark applied for by the Yeager Drug Company" is located on the lower left-hand portion of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16341/
Ten Years Younger
This picture displays the title page of a booklet about Mineral Wells, Texas health resorts--and how they could make people feel ten years younger. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21921/
[Tent City in Grant Town, Texas]
Photograph of a crowd standing outdoors around a stand featuring a three men reading a paper next to a figure dressed as Uncle Sam. Vehicles are visible in the background to the left, while a two-story brick building painted with "Hurst & McCorkle, Ford Authorized Sales & Service" along its corners. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427152/
[Tent City in Grant Town, Texas]
Photograph of a group of men standing at the bar of a saloon with two ceiling fans. Two men in white shirts stand behind the bar, while three men in dark coats lean against the other side of the bar. A large mirror stands behind the bar. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427196/
[Texas and Pacific Railway Depot]
Photograph of a Texas and Pacific Railway Depot building alongside railroad tracks. The wooden building has a chimney rising out of its shingled roof. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427232/
[Texas & Pacific Railroad Depot in Gordon, Texas]
Photograph of the Texas & Pacific Railroad Depot in Gordon Texas with "Gordon" written over a set of double doors. The paint is peeling off of the doors. A small round sign that reads "Texas Power Lines" appears above the doors. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427182/
[Three People Inside of a Courthouse]
Photograph of two men and a woman sitting behind a desk within a courthouse. The portly man on the left has greying hair and wears an open vest. The man in the center wears a vest and bow tie. A woman on the right wears a head covering and a dark dress. Black draws stacked with books and boxes stand behind the group. A wood stove with a chimney sits to the left. An adding machine and a desk covered by books is positioned to the right. One of the books has "Criminal Docket" and "Palo Pinto County" written on its spine. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427185/
[View of Mineral Wells, Texas]
Photograph of Mineral Wells, Texas, as seen from an elevated landmass. Buildings, streets, and a plateau are visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427179/
Vineyard near Lyra, Texas (Strawn)
Photograph of rows of grape plants suspended from wires attached to wooden posts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427214/
[The West Ward School]
Exterior of the West Ward School in Mineral Wells, TX. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16348/
[A Mineral Wells High School Commencement Program of 1968]
A Commencement program from Mineral Wells High School, that took place on May 24, 1968. Note its small size, as shown by the ruler next to it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16355/
[Vehicles Parked in Front of Gordon Drug Store]
Photograph of automobiles parked in front of a building with "Gordon Drug Complete Drug Service" written on a sign hanging over the door. A Coca-Cola sign hangs above the sign. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427211/
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/
Gordon Celebration of Palo Pinto County Centennial
Photograph of a horse-drawn covered wagon that has a banner that reads "Palo Pinto County Centennial" on its side. Children and a woman wearing a prairie dress are riding on the wagon. Two boys wearing cowboy hats are sitting on a horse to the wagon's side. Houses are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth427209/