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[Downtown Mineral Wells:  1 of 3]

[Downtown Mineral Wells: 1 of 3]

Date: September 1988
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph of downtown Mineral Wells was taken looking north on Oak Avenue (US Highway 281) from SE 1st Street (US Highway 180 E). The visible buildings are: (on the left), Hill's Ladies' Apparel, Cole's House of Flowers, (at the intersecting street, [Hubbard Street--US Hwy. 180 W]), and George's Men's Store. Lynch Plaza and a parking lot are on the right, with the Texas Historical Commission marker on the wall in the lower right-hand corner commemorating the first mineral-water well in the City. In the background, the First State Bank can also be seen (also on the intersecting Hubbard Street, US Highway 180 W.)
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Homecoming Crowd at Denton Railroad Station]

[Homecoming Crowd at Denton Railroad Station]

Date: 1941
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a large crowd of people at the Denton Railroad Station. They wait for the Commerce train for the 1941 Homecoming game.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[1941 Homecoming]

[1941 Homecoming]

Date: 1941
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Crowd at the Commerce train during the 1941 Homecoming. People and cars crowd the street. Cropped text appears at the bottom of the image.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Beat 'Em Commerce Banner]

[Beat 'Em Commerce Banner]

Date: 1941
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several students holding a banner that reads "Beat 'Em Commerce." The students stand by a statue known as "The Student." Trees and a brick building can be seen in the distance.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
Mineral Wells Hardware

Mineral Wells Hardware

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The sign painted on the side of the store proclaims that this building is the Mineral Wells Hardware Company. Located at 212 SE 1st Avenue, it was owned by Mssrs. Smith & Frost. It was later bought by L.E. Seaman. In 1975, it became the location of Widlake Motor Supply. The picture appears on page 126 of A. F. Weaver's "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells...."
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Commerce Football Game]

[Commerce Football Game]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a UNT football game against A&M Commerce. The photo is a slightly tilted view of scattered players running. The left of the frame has a light streak of overexposure.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
[Beat 'Em Commerce Banner]

[Beat 'Em Commerce Banner]

Date: 1941
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several students holding a banner that reads "Beat 'Em Commerce." The students stand by a statue known as "The Student." Trees and a brick building can be seen in the distance.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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