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 Decade: 1920-1929
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 11, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 17, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601195/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 13, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 14, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601239/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 14, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 21, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601225/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 1, Ed. 1 Monday, September 13, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601209/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, September 24, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601235/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, October 8, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601260/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, November 19, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601191/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, December 3, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601266/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, February 18, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601231/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, March 4, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601215/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, March 18, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601216/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, April 1, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601253/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, April 29, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601257/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 1, Ed. 1 Monday, September 12, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601236/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, September 30, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601244/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, October 14, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601180/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, October 28, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601223/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, November 4, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601259/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 6, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 23, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601269/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, December 9, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601214/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, January 13, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601185/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, February 10, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601250/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, February 24, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601254/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, March 30, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601221/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 18, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 15, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601193/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, October 12, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601204/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, October 26, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601238/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, November 2, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601206/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, February 22, 1929
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601213/
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, March 8, 1929
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth601274/
Two Men at Inspiration Point
Two men are here seen sitting on a bench at Inspiration Point. The photograph is believed to have been taken about the year 1920. The bluffs above the Brazos River are visible in the background. The man at the far left has been identified as Bealer Beard, at one time an owner of a construction company in Mineral wells. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16226/
[A View of Mineral Wells From South Mountain]
A view of Mineral Wells, looking north from South Mountain, taken after 1929, is pictured here. The front of the old Mineral Wells High School is visible in the lower left corner. The Crazy Hotel is just to the right of center. This picture comes from one of 17 (4X4) negatives that were found in an envelope from Charles W. Simonds (Route 5, Box 43, Norman, Oklahoma, 73069), addressed to A.F. Weaver Photography and postmarked Aug. 4, 1975. Also on the envelope were some telephone numbers and the remark "Father - C.W. Simonds (Clarence Winfield)." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20384/
[D. W. Griffith]
D. W. Griffith is shown standing on the roof of the new Crazy Hotel, which opened in 1927 and replaced the First Crazy Hotel which had burned in 1925. Mr. Griffith, who produced silent movies including the "Keystone Kops" comedies, and the classic film "Birth of a Nation", was a guest at the Crazy Hotel while visiting Mineral Wells in 1929. A commemorative postage stamp was issued in his honor on May 27, 1975. Local folklore has it that Mr. Griffith was impressed by the "WELCOME" sign on East Mountain (the world's largest non-commercial, electrically-lighted sign at the time). He developed the "HOLLYWOOD HILLS" addition with other partners when he returned to California, and he erected what is probably the most recognizable landmark in America: The HOLLYWOOD sign now graces Los Angeles. Both signs have survived similar difficult times in their histories. This picture appears on page 19 of A.F. Weaver's "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells", second edition, 1974. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38073/
D.W. Griffith Presents "The Birth of a Nation"
This photograph illustrates a souvenir program from the silent motion picture, "The Birth of a Nation, the Most Stupendous and Fascinating Motion Picture Drama Created in the United States. Founded on Thomas Dixon's story 'The Clansman' " The motion picture presents an early 20th-century Southern view of Reconstruction. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21924/
We lost our job at Mineral Wells, Texas
This is a picture that was found in Mr. Weaver's collection, and captioned "We lost our job at Mineral Wells, Texas." This type of advertising was used by most of the drinking pavilions in this popular health resort to tout the beneficial effects of Mineral Wells' waters. There were numerous testimonials attesting the truth of such claims. When the Food and Drug Administration began to enforce the nation's drug laws vigorously in the mid- 1930's, however, there were no rigorous scientific test data to document such claims or to warn of possible side effects that taking the mineral water might bring about. Consequently, this sort of advertising was banned after the 1930's. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38081/
Welcome Sign & Lookout Tower: 1929
The WELCOME sign was donated to the city of Mineral Wells in 1922 by George Holmgren, President of the Texas Rotary Club, in appreciation for the hospitality extended the Rotary Club at its State Convention in Mineral Wells that year. The caption on the photograph reads: "Reputed to be the largest Non-commercial electric sign in U.S." East Mountain was a popular place for viewing the city, especially for photographers. The lookout tower atop West Mountain (above the WELCOME sign) was destroyed by a tornado in 1930. The Welcome Sign was built by Holmgren in his San Antonio Iron Works in 1922. He gave the sign to the people of Mineral Wells with the understanding that they would maintain the sign and the many light bulbs required to light it. The Mineral Wells Jaycees later replaced the light bulbs with lower-maintenance red neon lights. A Warrant Officer Club Company from Fort Wolters moved the sign from East Mountain in 1972 to the east side of Bald Mountain, where it remains today [2008], lighted with flood lights at its base. It is reported that this sign inspired D.W. Griffith, to promote possibly the most recognizable landmark in the US, the HOLLYWOOD sign in California, following his visit to Mineral Wells in 1928. Griffith, Producer/Director of the early movie classic, "Birth of a Nation," also produced the "Keystone Kops" comedies. The house in the foreground was the home of druggist Dr. C.F. Yeager. Also in the picture, about half-way up the mountain, is the water tower supplying mineral water to the then new Baker Hotel. The object in the upper-left-hand corner of the picture invites speculation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25067/