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 Decade: 1920-1929
Two Unidentified Men on Welcome Mountain

Two Unidentified Men on Welcome Mountain

Date: 1920?
Creator: unknown
Description: Two unidentified men are here seen sitting on a bench on East Mountain. The photograph is believed to have been taken about the year 1920. Benches were located atop East Mountain for the benefit of visitors who climbed the 1,000 steps from NE 3rd Street. East Mountain became better known as WELCOME Mountain after the WELCOME sign was erected in 1922. The sign was the largest non-commercial electric sign in the world and was a gift from George Holmgreen (Governor of the Texas Rotary Club) owner of the San Antonio Iron Works, following the State Rotary Convention the previous year. The sign was moved east to Bald Mountain in 1972. [A careful examination of the photograph suggests that the two men are possibly holding hands under a blanket which has been laid across both laps.]
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[A View of Mineral Wells From South Mountain]

[A View of Mineral Wells From South Mountain]

Date: 1920?
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of Mineral Wells, looking north from South Mountain, taken after 1929, is pictured here. The front of the old Mineral Wells High School is visible in the lower left corner. The Crazy Hotel is just to the right of center. This picture comes from one of 17 (4X4) negatives that were found in an envelope from Charles W. Simonds (Route 5, Box 43, Norman, Oklahoma, 73069), addressed to A.F. Weaver Photography and postmarked Aug. 4, 1975. Also on the envelope were some telephone numbers and the remark "Father - C.W. Simonds (Clarence Winfield)."
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We lost our job at Mineral Wells, Texas

We lost our job at Mineral Wells, Texas

Date: 1920?/1930?
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a picture that was found in Mr. Weaver's collection, and captioned "We lost our job at Mineral Wells, Texas." This type of advertising was used by most of the drinking pavilions in this popular health resort to tout the beneficial effects of Mineral Wells' waters. There were numerous testimonials attesting the truth of such claims. When the Food and Drug Administration began to enforce the nation's drug laws vigorously in the mid- 1930's, however, there were no rigorous scientific test data to document such claims or to warn of possible side effects that taking the mineral water might bring about. Consequently, this sort of advertising was banned after the 1930's.
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The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1921

The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1921

Date: 1921
Creator: Mineral Wells High School (Mineral Wells, Tex.)
Description: This is the yearbook of Mineral Wells High School for the year 1921. It includes photographs of--and information about--the school, the student body, teachers, and organizations.
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Contributing Partner: Mineral Wells Heritage Association
A Brief History or a Statement of Facts of Mineral Wells, Texas

A Brief History or a Statement of Facts of Mineral Wells, Texas

Date: September 24, 1921
Creator: Berry, H. M.
Description: A booklet about the history of Mineral Wells, Texas, from 1881 to 1921.
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The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1922

The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1922

Date: 1922
Creator: Mineral Wells High School (Mineral Wells, Tex.)
Description: Yearbook for Mineral Wells High School for the year 1922. It includes photographs of--and information about--the school, the student body, teachers, and organizations.
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Contributing Partner: Mineral Wells Heritage Association
[The Mineral Wells High School Concert Band]

[The Mineral Wells High School Concert Band]

Date: 1922?
Creator: unknown
Description: This picture, showing the concert band of the Mineral Wells High School Marching Band (standing on the steps of the school) was taken around 1922. James Walker Calvert is on the top row at the far right. Mr. Brunswick, the bandleader, is on the front row at the far left. Ellis White is the trombone player on the left. See also "Mineral Wells High School Marching Band."
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The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1923

The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1923

Date: 1923
Creator: Mineral Wells High School (Mineral Wells, Tex.)
Description: This picture shows the yearbook of Mineral Wells High School for the year 1923. It includes photographs of--and information about--the school, the student body, teachers, and organizations.
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Contributing Partner: Mineral Wells Heritage Association
Bank of Mineral Wells

Bank of Mineral Wells

Date: 1924?
Creator: unknown
Description: This picture is an undated photograph that appears to have been published in the Mineral Wells Index. This picture also appears on page 148 of A.F. Weaver's book "TIME WAS In Mineral Wells." The caption reads, "Palo Pinto County Boys' and Girls' Poultry Clubs and the Junior Rotary Band received pure-bred eggs distributed free by the Bank of Mineral Wells. Note the bank has had an addition to its south side." The caption on an earlier picture of the bank states, "D. M. Howard and R. B. Preston opened the first bank in the City, The Bank of Mineral Wells, located at 102 SE 1st Avenue." In a companion picture on p. 148, "TIME WAS ... ", the caption reads,"The Bank of Mineral Wells went broke in 1924. The building was then used by Ball Drug and Massengale's Appliances. The building was torn down to make room for parking in the downtown area." (The City Directory of 1924 lists the bank's location at 102 SE 1st. Avenue. There is no listing of it in the 1927 City Directory.)
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The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1924

The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1924

Date: 1924
Creator: Mineral Wells High School (Mineral Wells, Tex.)
Description: Illustrated here is the yearbook for Mineral Wells High School for the year 1924. It includes photographs of-- and information about--the school, the student body, teachers, and organizations.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Contributing Partner: Mineral Wells Heritage Association