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  Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Language: English
[A 1949 Mercury]

[A 1949 Mercury]

Date: 1949
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Illustrated here is a photograph of a 1949 Mercury that was owned by A.F.Weaver, Jr. when he sold Crazy Water Crystals after World War II in the Houston and New Orleans areas. Mr. Weaver's father moved to Mineral Wells in the 1930's to manage the Crazy Water Company's operations. Art, Jr. became a salesman for Crazy Water Crystals following World War II.
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[The Crazy Water Company - Stock Certificate]

[The Crazy Water Company - Stock Certificate]

Date: September 23, 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: A certificate for 250 shares of Capital Stock in the Crazy Water Company, that once belonged to Boyce Ditto is shown here.
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[Social Security Award for Boyce Ditto]

[Social Security Award for Boyce Ditto]

Date: June 4, 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: An insurance award from the Social Security Administration for Boyce Ditto in 1948.
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[The W.O.W.  (Woodmen on the World) Drill Team]

[The W.O.W. (Woodmen on the World) Drill Team]

Date: June 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: This picture shows the Woodmen of the World Drill Team, taken on June 19, 1947. A caption on the back of the photograph reads: WOW DRILL TEAM 6-19-47---- Herman Tolbert, Capt.--LEFT TO RIGHT: Front row: Walter Carter, Gene Lee, Jimmy Brandenburg, Charlie Davis, Bill Teichman, Idys Cox, Jr., Boyce Harvey, Billy Brooks. Back Row: Melton Brewton, Walter Moore, Hayden Hughes, Bazil Brewton, Unknown [heavily underlined, with small lacuna, also underlined, following] Roy Alderson, Roy Brewton and Eldred Fryer. A further caption, rotated 90 degrees to the first reads: "Picture taken in Convention Hall." On the front of the photograph is handwritten: "phillips [sic] photog-aphic [sic] Service Abilene, Texas" in white ink. The photograph appears in A.F. Weaver's "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells" on page 165.
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The Last Days of Camp Wolters, 15 August 1946

The Last Days of Camp Wolters, 15 August 1946

Date: August 15, 1946
Creator: Coing, Edward E.
Description: This pamphlet describes the last eight months of Camp Wolters, during which time it was closed down, and its personnel were transferred to positions in other places. The notation "CW 41-46 (7)" invites interpretation.
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Mineral Wells Index (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 105, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 20, 1946

Mineral Wells Index (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 105, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 20, 1946

Date: February 20, 1946
Creator: Graham, R. J.
Description: Daily newspaper from Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
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KORC 1140 On Your Dial

KORC 1140 On Your Dial

Date: 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: A picture of a KORC-KBS Microphone--"1140 on your dial" is shown here. Mineral Wells' radio history dates back to the 1930's when Mr. Hal Collins, owner of the Crazy Hotel, began sponsoring broadcasts originating in the hotel lobby. The radio station was founded and owned by Mr. Achilles Corcanges, and aired its first broadcast on December 5, 1946. Radio station KMWT-FM began broadcasting from Mineral Wells in 1970. The broadcasts were aired nationwide, at noon daily, over the Texas Quality Network. It advertised Crazy Water Crystals. Both stations' call letters were changed in 1983 to KJAS-AM and KYXS-FM. Many show business luminaries appeared on the shows. For instance, Mary Martin of Weatherford began her singing/acting career here.
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The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, October 5, 1945

The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, October 5, 1945

Date: October 5, 1945
Creator: Eddins, Sgt. Howard B.
Description: Weekly newspaper from Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas that includes news of interest to United States Army personnel at Camp Wolters.
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Mineral Wells Index (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 924, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 19, 1945

Mineral Wells Index (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 924, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 19, 1945

Date: July 19, 1945
Creator: Cameron, W. P.
Description: Daily newspaper from Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
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Palo Pinto County Star (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 68, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, February 9, 1945

Palo Pinto County Star (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 68, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, February 9, 1945

Date: February 9, 1945
Creator: Clarke, Mary Whatley
Description: A weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas that included local, state, and national news along with advertising.
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