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Former Camp Wolters Historical Aerial Photographic Analysis, June 2003

Former Camp Wolters Historical Aerial Photographic Analysis, June 2003

Date: June 2003
Creator: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Report containing aerial photography of portions of Parker and Palo Pinto Counties, Texas, for the purpose of mapping historical locations of Camp Wolters onto the modern landscape.
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Archive Search Report Findings: Camp Wolters

Archive Search Report Findings: Camp Wolters

Date: September 2002
Creator: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Description: Report describing munitions found during cleanup operations at Camp Wolters. This report also includes descriptions and maps of the area.
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Time Critical Removal Action, The Former Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas, Final Report

Time Critical Removal Action, The Former Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas, Final Report

Date: January 30, 2002
Creator: SCI UXO/OE Services
Description: Report containing information regarding the cleanup activities at the Camp Wolters area in Texas. Includes forms with daily activities and weekly reports.
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[Lake Mineral Wells, 3 of 4: Sign]

[Lake Mineral Wells, 3 of 4: Sign]

Date: August 6, 1977
Creator: unknown
Description: A sign in front of the spillway (which was part of the dam for Mineral Wells Lake before it was rebuilt to a higher level during World War Two) says, "Water For Texans."
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[Lake Mineral Wells, 4 of 4:   Spillway]

[Lake Mineral Wells, 4 of 4: Spillway]

Date: April 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: Shown here is the lower end of the spillway from Lake Mineral Wells after the flood in March 1976. The dam is barely visible at the upper end of the spillway in the middle of the picture. The road directly below the dam is under water, and is not visible in any other pictures of this flood. It suffered such severe damage that it had to be rebuilt.
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[Lake Mineral Wells]

[Lake Mineral Wells]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows the Civic League Island at Lake Mineral Wells, four miles east of Mineral Wells, Texas, with a rustic bridge connecting the two small islands, picnic tables, and grilles. In the foreground, there are two small boats with canopies, carrying passengers on the water of the lake. A forested shoreline is visible in the background of the image.
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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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[A Mayor Being Pushed in a Wheelbarrow]

[A Mayor Being Pushed in a Wheelbarrow]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The visiting Mineral Wells High School football team had just defeated the Weatherford Kangaroos 21 to 6 in their annual football rivalry some time around 1940. The exact date of the event remains unknown as of 2013. Mayor George Barber of Mineral Wells, is enjoying a victor's ride, supplied by the Mayor of Weatherford, across the football field at Weatherford Stadium. The wheelbarrow, used in payment of the wager between rival mayors, is decorated for this purpose. Such whimsical wagering (and the high jinks that accompany the pay-off) is common in Texas High School football.
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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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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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