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 Collection: Palo Pinto County Album
Hotel Guide, Highway Guide and Where to Go in Mineral Wells

Hotel Guide, Highway Guide and Where to Go in Mineral Wells

Date: unknown
Creator: Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Inside Information about the Waters

Inside Information about the Waters

Date: c. 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Inspiration Point]

[Inspiration Point]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
The J. G. Bump Home

The J. G. Bump Home

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
[Joe and Rindy Bradford in Their General Store]

[Joe and Rindy Bradford in Their General Store]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
[Men Gathered Outside of a Building]

[Men Gathered Outside of a Building]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
[Men Outside of a Grocery Store]

[Men Outside of a Grocery Store]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
[Men Parked on Bankhead Highway]

[Men Parked on Bankhead Highway]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
[Men Posing on a Coal Shaft Structure]

[Men Posing on a Coal Shaft Structure]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
[Men with Machinery]

[Men with Machinery]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
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