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 Decade: 1970-1979
[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.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Poston's Dry Goods, 8 of 15:  Royal Society Display Case]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 8 of 15: Royal Society Display Case]

Date: 1975
Creator: A.F. Weaver
Description: The Royal Society embroidery and tatting thread display case with its owner, Will Poston standing next to it, is shown in the photograph. Poston Dry Goods stood at 107 N. Oak Avenue, in Mineral Wells, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Poston's Dry Goods, 6 of 15:   With Display Case]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 6 of 15: With Display Case]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston stands with an antique [in 2008] thread (Please not the markings, "Clark", "O.N.T." "White" "Colors" on the drawers) cabinet in his store, Poston Dry Goods (located at 107 N. Oak Avenue). The year of the picture is 1975.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Lake Mineral Wells, 3 of 4:  Sign]

[Lake Mineral Wells, 3 of 4: Sign]

Date: [1977-08-06]
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."
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Poston's Dry Goods, 13 of 15:   Inside Cashier Station]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 13 of 15: Inside Cashier Station]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston stands in his store, Poston Dry Goods, located at 107 N. Oak Avenue, prepaaring to dispatch a container with change to a clerk along the messenger system in use in his store. The photograph was taken in 1975.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Poston's Dry Goods - 1 of 15:   Will Poston]

[Poston's Dry Goods - 1 of 15: Will Poston]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston is shown standing in the cashier's station of his department store, Poston Dry Goods (located at 107 N. Oak Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas). Note the conveyor system by which the cashier received cash and statements from various departments, and distributed change and receipts. Central cashiers were common in department stores from the years of the Great Depression through the time of World War II.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Lake Mineral Wells, 2 of 4,]

[Lake Mineral Wells, 2 of 4,]

Date: April 1976
Creator: unknown
Description: The dam of Lake Mineral Wells is shown here during a flood, March 1976. A large area of Palo Pinto and Parker counties received heavy rains (up to 7.2 inches in places) during a three-day period. The road directly below the dam was entirely under water, and the effect of water flowing over the road is barely visible. Heavy damage was also reported over a substantial part of the City of Mineral Wells as a result of the downpour.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[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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[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
[Taken From North Oak]

[Taken From North Oak]

Date: May 28, 1975
Creator: unknown
Description: This information is printed on the back of photograph: "Taken from the North Oak and N. E. 3rd. Street looking North May 28, 1975 by A.F. Weaver." Businesses that are visible in the photograph are, in order: The Crazy Water Hotel, Community Aerial Cable Company, Bennett's Office Supply and The Grand Theater.
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