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[A Period Car]

[A Period Car]

Date: November 27, 2006
Creator: unknown
Description: Three men are shown sitting in a restored "Vintage" car. Razz Ford sits in the back seat. Tom Creighton, in the driver's seat, still wears the beard he grew for Palo Pinto County's 1957 Centennial celebration. Russell Whatley occupies the passenger's seat. The car is making an exit from the driveway of the Baker Hotel onto Hubbard Street. The picture was taken in 1958. The building behind the Oldsmobile/Cadillac sign is the Beetham Funeral Home.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
The Period Hotel

The Period Hotel

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A postcard of the Period Hotel, a two-story building with Neo-classical architecture which was located at the corner of NW 4th Avenue and 6th Street, in Mineral Wells, Texas is shown here. There is a horse-drawn carriage parked in front of the hotel and various people standing on the sidewalks around the building. A printed note at the top of the picture reads: "7698. The Period Hotel, Mineral Wells, Texas."
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[The Period Hotel and Annex]

[The Period Hotel and Annex]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The Period Hotel, located at N.W. 4th Avenue and 6th Street, was owned and managed by Miss Lizzie More. The hotel was destroyed by fire, but its annex is still [2007] standing, and is in use as an apartment house. A similar, but earlier, photograph is found on page 103 of A.F. Weaver's pictorial history "TIME WAS In Mineral Wells," Second Edition, 1988.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Period Hotel and Annex

Period Hotel and Annex

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The Period Hotel and Annex was located at N.W. 4th Avenue and 6th Street. It was managed by Miss Lizzie More. The hotel was destroyed by fire. The Annex was later known as the Town House Apartments. The Annex is still extant in 2007.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Petroleum Products, The Texas Company

Petroleum Products, The Texas Company

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a picture of truck number D-677, bearing the identification of Texaco Petroleum Products, The Texas Company. A woman sits in the cab of the truck. The truck itself seems to date to about 1912.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[A Photocopy of the Mineral Wells "Index"]

[A Photocopy of the Mineral Wells "Index"]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Shown here is a photocopy of a page from the Mineral Wells "Index." No date is shown. The only legibly complete articles concern the Buck Head Bath House and Pavilion, and the Wagley Bath House and Annex.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Photograph of Lake Mineral Wells]

[Photograph of Lake Mineral Wells]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Civic League Island at Lake Mineral Wells, four miles east of Mineral Wells, Texas, with a rustic bridge connecting the two small islands, picnic tables, and grilles. In the foreground, there are two small boats with canopies, carrying passengers on the water of the lake. A forested shoreline is visible in the background of the image.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Photograph of Lake Mineral Wells]

[Photograph of Lake Mineral Wells]

Date: 1941?
Creator: Clarence Winfield Simonds
Description: Photograph of a view from a spot near the dam looking across the lake to Ed Dismuke's Famous Water Company, where mineral water was piped to his drinking pavilion on NW 3rd Street.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Photograph of Lover's Retreat]

[Photograph of Lover's Retreat]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of small group of people sitting on a large rock on the north bank of Eagle Creek, reflected in the water of the swimming hole at Lover's Retreat.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Photograph of Men on a Trail]

[Photograph of Men on a Trail]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph taken approaching the top "Welcome" Mountain (East Mountain) in Mineral Wells, with the structure of an observation tower visible through the trees.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
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