J.P. Crouch with Hearse, at C. R. Ritenour, Livery, Feed & Sale Store

J.P. Crouch with Hearse, at C. R. Ritenour, Livery, Feed & Sale Store

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Undertaker (perhaps J.P. Crouch) with horse drawn hearse, in front of C. R. Ritenour, Livery, Feed & Sale Store, Chestnut St, somewhere between 1880 and 1900. The undertaker is adjusting the gas lights on the carriage. The horses have fly netting on.
Contributing Partner: North Texas History Center
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]

Date: January 17, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C.Fentress to her son David discussing the length of time between his letters; a dialogue about David receiving a visit from an "Uncle";Clara Fentress' recovery from illness; news of a birth; the business partnership between Doctor Neely and Coleman; the construction of a "Livary" stable and the improbability of David selling his lot; church news; the departure of Frank for La Grange; town gossip; a dialogue requesting David to write frequently; a discussion about Peters who returned with "his wife's big fortune," his purchase of slaves, and an estimation of his remaining fortune.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[An Early Street Scene in Mineral Wells]

[An Early Street Scene in Mineral Wells]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows the corner of Mesquite and Coke Streets (Now [2008] NE 1st Avenue and NE 2nd Street) The picture was taken in 1912 after the Ben Hur motor car had stopped running (note its tracks). The Whatley Motor Company is now located where the Livery Stable was on the left at the time of the picture. The "Old Post Office" replaced the buildings on the right, and the Chautauqua was the large white building a block further up the street at the center. Information about this photograph was taken from A. F. Weaver's book "Time Was in Mineral Wells...", on page 82. The the former Coke Street is labeled "Moore Street" (which was actually four blocks further north). The picture dates to 1905 when the "Dinky" car operation began and the Chautauqua was constructed.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Livery & Feed stable with horses]

[Livery & Feed stable with horses]

Date: 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: Black and white photograph of the "W. J. FOUSE / LIVERY AND FEED STABLE". The picture was taken in 1911 on West Main Street. Left to right: Henry Pards, Jeff Fouse, Dewey Bradford, unknown, Bud Grumbles.
Contributing Partner: The Williamson Museum