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[Lake Mineral Wells]

[Lake Mineral Wells]

Date: 1941?
Creator: Clarence Winfield Simonds
Description: This is a view from a spot near the dam looking across the lake to Ed Dismuke's Famous Water Company, where mineral water was piped to his drinking pavilion on NW 3rd Street. It was here also, that the Famous crystallizing plant, where "Pronto Lax" crystals were made, was located. Lake Pinto supplied water to the City of Mineral Wells from the time of its creation in 1902, until Rock Creek was dammed to form Lake Mineral Wells in Parker County in 1918, and completed in September of 1920. This photograph is taken from one of 17 (4X4) negatives in an envelope from Charles W. Simonds, addressed to A.F. Weaver Photography, and postmarked "Aug. 4, 1975."
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Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 1: Infantry Replacement Training Center

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 1: Infantry Replacement Training Center

Date: unknown
Creator: Casper, Willie H., Jr.
Description: This volume includes a time-line of events that took place in Fort Wolters from 1921 to 1973, including biographies of personnel, photographs, diagrams and a Roster of Infantry Replacement Center Officers from 1941.
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Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 2: Primary Helicopter Center Personnel

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 2: Primary Helicopter Center Personnel

Date: unknown
Creator: Casper, Willie H., Jr.
Description: This volume includes a list of U.S. Army Primary Helicopter School Commandants from 1961-1973, with biographies and photographs of some personnel.
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Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 3: Primary Helicopter Center Facility

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 3: Primary Helicopter Center Facility

Date: unknown
Creator: Casper, Willie H., Jr.
Description: This volume includes a list of abbreviations, a list of Fort Wolters buildings and facilities (with square footage and cost of construction), a detailed history of Fort Wolters; and information on recreational activities, such as the Fort Wolter's Boots & Saddle Club, the Bowling Alley, and Skeet Range.
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Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 4:  Army Primary Helicopter School, Officer Graduation Class

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 4: Army Primary Helicopter School, Officer Graduation Class

Date: unknown
Creator: Casper, Willie H., Jr.
Description: This volume includes a document that was the first official written notice designating Wolters as a Fort, dated June 4, 1963. It also includes biographies, and photographs of graduating pilot classes.
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Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 5:  Military Personnel: Awards, Promotions, Retirements

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 5: Military Personnel: Awards, Promotions, Retirements

Date: unknown
Creator: Casper, Willie H., Jr.
Description: This volume consists of photographs of personnel receiving awards, promotions, and retirements.
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Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 6:  Civilian Personnel

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 6: Civilian Personnel

Date: unknown
Creator: Casper, Willie H., Jr.
Description: This volume consists of photographs of civilian employees at Fort Wolters, with a few of their biographies.
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Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 7: Heliports, Stagefields, Directory

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 7: Heliports, Stagefields, Directory

Date: unknown
Creator: Casper, Willie H. Jr.
Description: This volume consists of photographs and diagrams of stage fields such as Sundance, Mustang, Rawhide, Da Nang, Phu Loi, Soc Trang, and many others. The U.S. Army Primary Helicopter School utilized approximately 1,350 square miles of airspace.
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[Penitentiary Hollow]

[Penitentiary Hollow]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of a woman and young boy at Penitentiary Hollow in Lake Mineral Wells State Park. A dam across Rock Creek east of Mineral Wells in Parker County was built to impound a new water supply for the city of Mineral Wells. A joint committee of nine named the new water source Lake Mineral Wells in December 1919. When it became necessary to dam up Palo Pinto Creek in the 1960's to obtain a larger source of water, the city gave Lake Mineral Wells to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for a State Park. Penitentiary Hollow in the State Park is one of the few areas in Texas where rock climbers may gain mountain-climbing experience. As the photograph shows, spectacular vertical cliffs, 40 feet and more in height, are well-adapted to honing climbing skills. The area gets its name from the story that cattle thieves were thought to cache their booty there, preparatory to driving the hapless animals onward for sale. Anyone detected in the area was therefore likely to find lodging in a local penitentiary.
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[Lake Mineral Wells]

[Lake Mineral Wells]

Date: unknown
Creator: Clarence Winfield Simonds
Description: Rock Creek in Parker County was dammed up in 1919 to form Lake Mineral Wells, the third lake built as a water-supply for the popular resort town. This photograph appears to be on the east side of the lake where boat docks were located. The lake has been a popular recreation area from the beginning, and is now part of Mineral Wells State Park.
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