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[Dedication of the "Little Rock Schoolhouse" Museum:  A Marker is Unveiled]

[Dedication of the "Little Rock Schoolhouse" Museum: A Marker is Unveiled]

Date: April 14, 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: A marker commemorating the conversion of Mineral Wells' first school to a museum. "The Little Rock Schoolhouse" was built in 1884, and though tuition was charged to the students to pay the teacher, the school building, itself, was built by the city. A granite marker to commemorate the conversion of the school to a museum was unveiled at this dedication.
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[Dedication of W.P (Bill) Cameron Mounument:  Sen. Tom Creighton Speaks]

[Dedication of W.P (Bill) Cameron Mounument: Sen. Tom Creighton Speaks]

Date: April 14, 1978
Creator: Weaver, A. F.
Description: Texas State Senator Tom Creighton delivers the keynote address at the dedication of a memorial marker to W.P. (Bill) Cameron at the "Little Rock Schoolhouse" Museum. Mr. Cameron was the Editor of the Mineral Wells Index newspaper, and an active and popular participant in local civic and social events. After his death, his family placed a marker in his honor at the museum. Members of Mr. Cameron's family are seated to the speaker's left, and the Junior High Ensemble, Director Vicki Carden, are on the museum steps behind and to the speaker's right, Please contact the collection webmaster if you recognize other persons in the picture. The marker has been removed, and its location is not known at this time.[see previous photographs for more details.] Very dimly visible in an enlarged photo, inside the open door of the museum, is an original five-pointed wooden star that decorated a gable of the historic Hexagon House Hotel.
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[Jarmon Alvis Lynch and wife]

[Jarmon Alvis Lynch and wife]

Date: October 1, 1977
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: A photograph of Jarmon Alvis Lynch and his wife, taken October 1, 1977. He was the grandson J. A. Lynch, the founder of Mineral Wells. He is shown standing on the steps of the Rock School House (in Mineral Wells)in this 1977 photograph, and holding his drawing of the Lynch cabins, which also shows the drilling rig his grandfather used to dig the first mineral well.
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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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[The Damron Hotel Fire, 4 of 21, Fire Inside the Structure]

[The Damron Hotel Fire, 4 of 21, Fire Inside the Structure]

Date: December 22, 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: This is another view of the spectacular fire that consumed the Damron Hotel on December 22, 1975. The hotel was built as the Colonial Hotel in 1906 by rancher J. T. Holt for his second wife. The name was changed in 1917 when the hotel was traded to Agnew and Bessie Damron in exchange for a ranch. The fire received extensive photographic coverage. Note the height of the flames in this picture, taken in the later stages of the fire.
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Palo Pinto Advance-Star (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 120, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 16, 1976

Palo Pinto Advance-Star (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 120, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 16, 1976

Date: September 16, 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: A weekly newspaper from Mineral Wells, Texas that included local, state, and national news along with advertising.
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Palo Pinto Advance-Star (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 110, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 8, 1976

Palo Pinto Advance-Star (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 110, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 8, 1976

Date: July 8, 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: A weekly newspaper from Mineral Wells, Texas that included local, state, and national news along with advertising.
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Woodmen of the World Camp Meeting , June 19, 1947

Woodmen of the World Camp Meeting , June 19, 1947

Date: June 19, 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: A white-ink legend on the face of this photograph reads: Woodman [sic] of the World Camp Meeting----6-19-47 Mineral Wells, Texas. phillips [sic] photographic [sic] Service [sic] A typed legend on the back of the photograph reads: WOW MEETING 6-19-47 held in Convention Hall. Recognized Front [sic] row from left: #1 Ezra Wortham. #5 Charlie Sheridan, #6 George Oliver 3rd. Row standing #1 John Birdwell, #5 Louis Fryer, #6 John Miller, #7 Ben Yeager, #12 Bill Teichman. 4th row: #1 Charlie Langley #15 Roy Langley [Unreadable deletions in green ink above appear this caption] This picture appears in Weaver's "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells" on page 165.
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Palo Pinto Advance-Star (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 103, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 20, 1976

Palo Pinto Advance-Star (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 103, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 20, 1976

Date: May 20, 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: A weekly newspaper from Mineral Wells, Texas that included local, state, and national news along with advertising.
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Palo Pinto Advance-Star (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 102, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 13, 1976

Palo Pinto Advance-Star (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 102, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 13, 1976

Date: May 13, 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: A weekly newspaper from Mineral Wells, Texas that included local, state, and national news along with advertising.
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