[The Mineral Wells Mounted Police]

[The Mineral Wells Mounted Police]

Date: 1930/1939
Creator: unknown
Description: A copy of a newspaper clipping, the caption identifies members of the Mineral Wells Mounted Police "57 years ago." Identified are: "Uncle Billy Wood" on his white horse (not a member of the force); Bob Pate; Paul Craig; Jim Barrett, probably Chief of Police at the time; Paul Granbury. All are reported to be deceased at time of printing. The picture was furnished to the paper courtesy Mrs. Paul Granbury. The sign on the building at the far left of the picture has been tentatively identified as a Livery Stable. Though the sign is visible, the distance has made its contents extremely obscure.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Five Men and One Boy with a Debarked Log

Five Men and One Boy with a Debarked Log

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of five men, one boy, and a team of two horses with a large debarked log on a wagon. Two of the men are standing on top of the log and the boy is standing in-between the horses. Two of the men wear overalls and all of them wear hats. In the background is a wooden building, trees, houses, and a water tower.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
Plowed Land, Tractors and Cars

Plowed Land, Tractors and Cars

Date: 1918
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of men in hats standing on or around old cars, tractors, and buggies. In the foreground is a plowed field. Written on the bottom is, "About 1918".
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
[A Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon]

[A Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon]

Date: 1912?
Creator: unknown
Description: Mineral Wells had an early horse-drawn fire wagon, pulled by two white horses (named Joe and Frank) and driven by a man named Cogdell. This picture is included on page 189 of the Second Edition of "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells...", by A. F. Weaver. The city's first fire station was located at 202 N. Oak Avenue, but the horses had difficulty responding to emergency calls from this fire station because the fire wagon's wheels tended to get trapped in the street car tracks that ran down the center of Oak Avenue, which was not paved at that time. This fire was in the central business district (note the roofs of two multistory buildings, visible at the upper left edge of the picture.) Fire hoses laid along the street are being used by two men in the left middle background to furnish water to fight the fire. The location of this particular fire is not specified, but is probably the Delaware Hotel (formerly the St. Nicholas.) Mineral Wells has experienced several disastrous fires in the past; one in 1914, two blocks west of the Delaware' location, destroyed six city blocks.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Trail Ride Wagon - U.S. Marines]

[Trail Ride Wagon - U.S. Marines]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph at night of a covered wagon with a horse standing near it and a Marine seated on the ground. A sign on the wagon reads,"Houston's Own Horse Marines, Houston U.S. Marine Recruiting Station, Reserve Units"
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
[Crews Ranch Cowboys, Early 1900's]

[Crews Ranch Cowboys, Early 1900's]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of eight cowboys on horseback. They are completely equipped with their ranching gear and posing in front of a heard of cattle.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
[Second Childress Courthouse Burnt within Less Than One Year]

[Second Childress Courthouse Burnt within Less Than One Year]

Date: unknown
Creator: Mebb Studio
Description: Photograph of the remains of a courthouse that has been destroyed by a fire. A few men are posing in front of the courthouse on foot and on horses. One man is sitting in a wagon.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
[Third Courthouse in Childress, Texas]

[Third Courthouse in Childress, Texas]

Date: November 1894
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a mother and daughter riding in a buggy that is driven by one horse. In the background is the third courthouse of Childress, Texas. The horizon is barren but there are another building close to the courthouse as well as a long fence.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
Unknown boy with a horse in front of a house

Unknown boy with a horse in front of a house

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Picture of an unknown boy standing in the front yard of a house with a horse. Several women are seated on the porch of the house looking at the boy.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
[Quarter Horse Paulyana Working]

[Quarter Horse Paulyana Working]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph quarter horse Paulyana working a calf at a rodeo event.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
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