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 Decade: 1950-1959
Young Motor Co.

Young Motor Co.

Date: May 1952
Creator: Weaver, A. F.
Description: A text on the photograph identifies it as "May 1952-Grand Opening after fire of 1951," "316 E. Hubbard Street," "Photo by A. F. Weaver." This business was the local General Motors dealership and garage. It became Barnett-Young in late 1960's and in 1984 after Cecil Young's death it was Barnett Motor Co. The building is adjacent to the Baker Hotel parking garage, and, in 2007, it houses the H & H Tire Company.
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Points of Interest in and About Mineral Wells

Points of Interest in and About Mineral Wells

Date: 1950?
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of a collage in a Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce advertisement includes a postcard that pictures points of interest in and about the city. Pictured are: An aerial view of Camp Wolters, the Recreation Center showing a theater, gymnasium, and PX, with an inset of the base hospital; Possum Kingdom Dam and part of the eponymous lake; a local beauty queen; an aerial view of downtown Mineral Wells, Texas; Lake Mineral Wells (with the island that was inundated when the dam was subsequently raised); a view from Inspiration Point south of the city; and the Baker Hotel. The text publicizes the various assets and tourist attractions to be found in and around the "City Built on Water." One photograph in the collage is upside-down.
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[Mineral Wells Policemen]

[Mineral Wells Policemen]

Date: 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: On back of this photograph is written: "T. Row. L to R. Harry Shuffler, Gilbert Summerfield, L.D. Hill, Bill Patton & Odie Heath 1953 B. Row L. to R. Chief Frank Granbury, B Lain (probably "Blain") Price, John Fletcher, E. Scott Tobey & Alfred A Perkins" The picture was donated to the Mineral Wells Heritage Association on February 12, 1988, by Scott Tobey.
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[A Letter Concerning Mineral Wells High School 1953 Graduation]

[A Letter Concerning Mineral Wells High School 1953 Graduation]

Date: 1954?
Creator: R. B. Shiflet
Description: A letter is shown here (dated November 27, 2002) from R. B. Shiflet to Bob Bellamy, concerning the Mineral Wells High School graduating classes of 1953 and 1954. It states that the move to the "new" campus occurred during the Christmas holidays of 1953. The letter also describes classroom conditions during this period. Houston School faculty members are mentioned, as well. They included R. B. Shiflet, Mrs. D. R. (Ferne) Hudson and Mrs. Mildred Burnham.
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The United States Army Welcomes You to its Newest Aviation Training Center, 13 July 1956

The United States Army Welcomes You to its Newest Aviation Training Center, 13 July 1956

Date: July 13, 1956
Creator: United States Army
Description: This pamphlet was a program for the activities surrounding the formal reconstitution of Camp Wolters as an Army installation. It includes a greeting from Colonel John L. Inskeep, a brief history of Camp Wolters, a list of the day's events, and two sketched maps of the camp and parade grounds.
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Unit History of 845th Engineer Aviation Battalion [ From] 1 January 1956 to 29 February 1956

Unit History of 845th Engineer Aviation Battalion [ From] 1 January 1956 to 29 February 1956

Date: March 1956
Creator: Myers, William L.
Description: This document gives a narrative of the activities of the 845th Engineer Aviation Battalion, as they prepared to leave one station (England Air Force Base, Louisiana) for their new headquarters at Wolters Air Force Base in Texas. There is a description of their drills, inspections, and preparations as well as an appendix with the original movement orders. The motto beneath the shield translates: "We build a nest."
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The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1953

The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1953

Date: 1953
Creator: Mineral Wells High School (Mineral Wells, Tex.)
Description: Yearbook for Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, teachers, and organizations.
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Contributing Partner: Mineral Wells Heritage Association
The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1955

The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1955

Date: 1955
Creator: Mineral Wells High School (Mineral Wells, Tex.)
Description: Yearbook for Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, teachers, and organizations.
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Contributing Partner: Mineral Wells Heritage Association
Palo Pinto County Star (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 74, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, July 13, 1951

Palo Pinto County Star (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 74, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, July 13, 1951

Date: July 13, 1951
Creator: Schoolcraft, Mrs. E. C.
Description: A weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas that included local, state, and national news along with advertising.
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Palo Pinto County Star (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 80, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, May 10, 1957

Palo Pinto County Star (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 80, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, May 10, 1957

Date: May 10, 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: A weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas that included local, state, and national news along with advertising.
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