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 Decade: 1970-1979
[Poston's Dry Goods, 9 of 15:   Outside of Store Front]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 9 of 15: Outside of Store Front]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston stands in front of his store, Poston Dry Goods (located at 107 N. Oak Avenue). Poston's was the largest department store in Mineral Wells after the Howard Brothers Department Stores discontinued operations. Many of the glass show cases in Poston's came from the earlier Howard Brothers store. These cases are on display in the store. The store itself is now the Mineral Wells branch of the Palo Pinto County courthouse.
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[Poston's Dry Goods, 15 of 15;  Dry Goods case]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 15 of 15; Dry Goods case]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: A sewing-thread display case, bearing the Corlicelli brand name, inside the Poston Dry Goods store (located at 107 N. Oak Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas). Poston's was the largest dry goods store in town after the Howard Brothers Department Stores discontinued operations. Many of the display cases in Poston's (perhaps this was one of them) had come from the earlier Howard Brothers' store.
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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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[Poston's Dry Goods, 7 of 15:   With Display Case, Drawers Open]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 7 of 15: With Display Case, Drawers Open]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston stands in the sewing department of his store, Poston Dry Goods (located at 107 N. Oak Avenue). The display case is open to show the different types and colors of sewing thread in stock. Colored threads were separated from white for easier selection, and both were available in various brands, spooled quantities and thread sizes.
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[The Damron Hotel Fire, 2 of 21:   View South/Southeast ]

[The Damron Hotel Fire, 2 of 21: View South/Southeast ]

Date: December 22, 1975
Creator: unknown
Description: The Colonial Hotel was built in 1906 by Mr. J. T. Holt for his second wife. Mr. Holt also owned a hardware store on S. Oak at the back of the hotel. The name of the hotel was changed to The Damron Hotel around 1917 when Mr. Holt traded it to Agnew and Bessie Damron in exchange for a ranch. A hardware store, hard by, was sold to Mr. Holt's manager, John Davidson. The Damron Hotel, located at 109 W. Hubbbard Street, along with Davidson Hardware, burned completely on December 22, 1975. Please note the Christmas decoration, symbol of the season, on the telephone pole above the fire truck. The main entrance to the hotel is faintly visible through the dense smoke to the rear of the fire truck. The Crazy Hotel can be seen at the lower left edge of the picture.
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[Poston's Dry Goods, 12 of 15:   Inside View of his Store]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 12 of 15: Inside View of his Store]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston stands in his department store, preparing to dispatch a container to his cashier's department. A view of the boot department, with a typical stock of Western boots, is displayed.
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[Poston's Dry Goods, 11 of 15:  Inside View of Store]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 11 of 15: Inside View of Store]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston stands in his department store, Poston Dry Goods located at 107 N. Oak Avenue. The picture gives a broad view of the boot department of the Western attire carried by the store.
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[Poston's Dry Goods, 14 of 15:   Inside Cashier Station]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 14 of 15: Inside Cashier Station]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston surveys the domain in his store, Poston Dry Goods located at 107 N. Oak Avenue. The photograph was taken about 1975.
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[Poston's Dry Goods - 4 of 15:   Will Poston Holding Cable System]

[Poston's Dry Goods - 4 of 15: Will Poston Holding Cable System]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston, standing, is poised in preparation to dispatch a container along a cable from the central cashier's office in his store, Poston Dry Goods in 1975. The store was located at 107 N. Oak Avenue.
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[Poston's Dry Goods - 2 of 15:   Will Poston Inside His Store]

[Poston's Dry Goods - 2 of 15: Will Poston Inside His Store]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston stands at the cashier's station, preparing to dispatch a runner to a clerk in his store, Poston Dry Goods, It was located at 107 N. Oak Avenue in 1975.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library