The Boone Tyson Well

The Boone Tyson Well

Date: May 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Boone Tyson Well. Surrounding the well are four cars, three trucks, a camper, four tanks, a pile of long pipe and eight people on or around it. In the foreground are a man and woman standing next to a car. The date is printed on the top border of the photo, "May 56".
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Coy Merydith Well

Coy Merydith Well

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Coy Merydith Well. On the left side of the frame is a tent building. In front of the well is a trailer with several barrels around it, an old car, and a small metal building.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Coy Merydith Well

Coy Merydith Well

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Coy Merydith Well. The well is centered and there is an old car on the left side of the frame. In front of the well is a yellow camper, several metal bars and in front of them is an old blue commercial truck. On the right side of the frame is the tail end of another blue commercial truck with a hose coming out of the back. Behind the well are dirt hills.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Rose Turner in Front of Bradford Well

Rose Turner in Front of Bradford Well

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Rose Turner standing next to a barrel in front of the Bradford Well. The well is wooden and there are many wires attached to it. Ms. Turner is wearing a dress, blazer, high heels, and a scarf around her head. In the foreground is dirt and grass.
Contributing Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Pal-Pinto-Crystal Wells Bath House

Pal-Pinto-Crystal Wells Bath House

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The Pal-Pinto Crystal Wells Bath House is illustrated here, although its location is unknown. Thelma Doss wrote in A.F. Weaver's "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells" that, "It was a long, rambling structure with a large number of rooms for bathing purposes for both ladies and gentleman. There was a grand selection of baths such as Plain, Turkish, Salt Glow, Russian Massage, and Vapor baths. This large rambling structure looked more like a house for a large family than a business." This picture occurs on page 65 of A. F. Weaver's book in both First and Second Editions.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Famous Well

Famous Well

Date: January 11, 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: This picture is taken from a series of 17 (4X4) negatives that were enclosed in an envelope from Charles W. Simonds (Route 5, Box 43, Norman, Oklahoma: 73069), postmarked Aug. 4, 1975, and addressed to A.F. Weaver Photography. The photographs were taken January 11, 1919. Also written on the envelope were some telephone numbers and the following: "Father - C.W. Simonds (Clarence Winfield)." The rock building housing the original well was located on Lake Pinto, across West Mountain from the City of Mineral Wells. Mineral water was piped to the Famous drinking pavilion. The Famous Water Company is still [2007] in operation at 215 NW 6th Street, vending "crazy" mineral water, deep-well water, and drinking water filtered by reverse-osmosis.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[The Fire at the Sangcura-Sprudel Well Building]

[The Fire at the Sangcura-Sprudel Well Building]

Date: December 5, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: The Sangcura-Sprudel Well, located at 800 NW 2nd Avenue, was built around 1900. The building was later moved to 314 NW 5th Street, and the porches were enclosed. It was then re-modeled into a rooming house. The building burned down on December 5, 1973, five minutes before the annual Christmas Parade in Mineral Wells.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[The Sangcura-Sprudel Well Building Fire]

[The Sangcura-Sprudel Well Building Fire]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The original Sangcura Sprudel Company was located at 800 NW 2nd Avenue. The original building was built by George McAtee. It was sold to Bert Gibson of Gibson Wells Water Company in 1908, and later passed into the possession of the Crazy Well Water Company. It maintained a large pavilion, dance hall and skating rink for several seasons. It--evidently just the house portion--was later moved to 314 N.W. 5th Street. The porches were enclosed, and it was converted into a rooming house. The building burned on December 5, 1973, five minutes before the annual Christmas Parade in Mineral Wells.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[The Crazy Water Well--1974]

[The Crazy Water Well--1974]

Date: March 24, 1974
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: The original Crazy Woman's Well is preserved under the sidewalk at the northwest corner of the Crazy Hotel. This is the well the mentally-challenged (or the once-designated "Crazy woman") drank from that "cured" her dementia. Although not used for years, the well probably only requires a pump to resume production. Printed on the back of this picture is "The Crazy Well as today", and stamped "Mar. 21, 1974."
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Well at Mission San Jose

Well at Mission San Jose

Date: May 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Well at Mission San Jose
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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