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 Decade: 1920-1929
 Language: English
A Convention, West Texas Chamber of Commerce

A Convention, West Texas Chamber of Commerce

Date: May 1925
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a view of Mineral Wells from East Mountain. It is inscribed "Convention West Texas Chamber of Commerce." A companion picture is dated "May 4-5-6, 1925". The train depot is in the left middle background. The church in the middle foreground is the First Methodist Church, and immediately behind and above it is the Lamar Bath House and Hotel. The home to the left (east) of the Methodist Church was the home of Pharmacist C. Y. Yeager.
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The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, March 8, 1929

The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, March 8, 1929

Date: March 8, 1929
Creator: unknown
Description: Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
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The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, February 22, 1929

The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, February 22, 1929

Date: February 22, 1929
Creator: unknown
Description: Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
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"Baker Hotel" Menu

"Baker Hotel" Menu

Date: 1929?
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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Welcome Sign & Lookout Tower:   1929

Welcome Sign & Lookout Tower: 1929

Date: 1929
Creator: unknown
Description: The WELCOME sign was donated to the city of Mineral Wells in 1922 by George Holmgren, President of the Texas Rotary Club, in appreciation for the hospitality extended the Rotary Club at its State Convention in Mineral Wells that year. The caption on the photograph reads: "Reputed to be the largest Non-commercial electric sign in U.S." East Mountain was a popular place for viewing the city, especially for photographers. The lookout tower atop West Mountain (above the WELCOME sign) was destroyed by a tornado in 1930. The Welcome Sign was built by Holmgren in his San Antonio Iron Works in 1922. He gave the sign to the people of Mineral Wells with the understanding that they would maintain the sign and the many light bulbs required to light it. The Mineral Wells Jaycees later replaced the light bulbs with lower-maintenance red neon lights. A Warrant Officer Club Company from Fort Wolters moved the sign from East Mountain in 1972 to the east side of Bald Mountain, where it remains today [2008], lighted with flood lights at its base. It is reported that this sign inspired D.W. Griffith, to promote possibly the most recognizable landmark in the US, the HOLLYWOOD sign ...
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The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, November 2, 1928

The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, November 2, 1928

Date: November 2, 1928
Creator: unknown
Description: Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
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The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, October 26, 1928

The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, October 26, 1928

Date: October 26, 1928
Creator: unknown
Description: Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
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The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, October 12, 1928

The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, October 12, 1928

Date: October 12, 1928
Creator: unknown
Description: Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 18, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 15, 1928

The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 18, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 15, 1928

Date: May 15, 1928
Creator: unknown
Description: Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, March 30, 1928

The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, March 30, 1928

Date: March 30, 1928
Creator: unknown
Description: Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
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