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The Carlsbad of America

The Carlsbad of America

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Shown here is the battered title page of a pamphlet about Mineral Wells, calling it "The Carlsbad of America." It gives the property valuation (ending in 1905), and the population of the city (also ending in 1905). A colophon at the bottom of the pamphlet remarks "Texas An Empire---A nation within a Nation." The pamphlet reports itself as the work of the Index Printing Company.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Facts about the U. S. Army Replacement Center, Mineral Wells, Texas

Facts about the U. S. Army Replacement Center, Mineral Wells, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce
Description: This item appears to be about the size of a bookmark. It contains a list of facts and statistics about the facilities and personnel at Camp Wolters in Mineral Wells, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Former Camp Wolters Public Meeting Minutes, Mineral Wells, Texas, February 24, 2003

Former Camp Wolters Public Meeting Minutes, Mineral Wells, Texas, February 24, 2003

Date: 2003
Creator: DeBusk, K. C.
Description: Document containing minutes from a public meeting wherein the public of Mineral Wells is informed about the history of Camp Wolters and plans to clean the site.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Firing and Deflection Conversion Tables]

[Firing and Deflection Conversion Tables]

Date: November 1, 1940
Creator: United States. Army. Ordnance Dept.
Description: This document (FT 81 B3, abridged) consists of two pages, each with a separate table. The first table is a chart that shows range and elevation for firing particular mortar shells. The second page includes a chart with range and deflection (presumably for the same kind of shells), as well as notes which give additional instructions.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Page from Pamphlet about Palo Pinto County Water]

[Page from Pamphlet about Palo Pinto County Water]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This picture appears to be the battered remains of a pamphlet that extols the water of Palo Pinto County. Its provenance remains, unfortunately, still [2014] unknown.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
The Brain Busters

The Brain Busters

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Black-face comedy was considered a socially acceptable form of entertainment until after World War II. The pamphlet suggests that "The Brain Busters" were a series of difficult questions sent in to the duo by listeners to their radio program. Further information about "Sugar Cane" and "February" (the black-face actors) is unfortunately lacking.
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Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department (Souvenir)

Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department (Souvenir)

Date: July 1906
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Strange Structure [article]

Strange Structure [article]

Date: unknown
Creator: Neal, Maid J.
Description: An article written by Maid J. Neal, in an unknown publication, describes in detail the construction and design of the Hexagon Hotel, which was built in 1895-1897 by D. G. Galbraith. See also "Hexagon Hotel" [with history] for further details.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[A Minstrel Show Program]

[A Minstrel Show Program]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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The History of Elmhurst Park

The History of Elmhurst Park

Date: 1960?
Creator: unknown
Description: Elmhurst Park, on Pollard Creek about one mile-and-a-half of the southwest corner of Oak and Hubbard streets, closed when the trolley from the city to the Park ceased operations in 1913. The City of Mineral Wells received the park property, in a lawsuit concerning the builder of the park, one "Major" Beardsley (q.v. in the description field). A housing project was opened there about the time the nation began mobilizing for World War II, and construction of Fort Wolters began. (At one time, Fort Wolters was the largest Infantry Replacement Training Center in the nation; nearly 500,000 soldiers passed through the Mineral Wells railway depot during the war). The site was returned to the City of Mineral Wells following the war, and made available to veterans and their families. The area is now the site of City Water Treatment and Waste Disposal facilities.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
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