Sproul Ranch, West Texas view

Sproul Ranch, West Texas view

Date: August 6, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Sproul Ranch, West Texas view. My family and I were on a jeep tour of the Sproul Ranch.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Mountain View

Mountain View

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy photograph of a mountain view. There are several cliffs and larger mountains in the background.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Men on a Cliff]

[Men on a Cliff]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of nine men and boys, all wearing hats, sitting on the edge of a rocky cliff in Texas. Tree branches are visible in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission
[Looking Up at Cliffside]

[Looking Up at Cliffside]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a line of people standing on the edge of a cliff in Texas. Trees are visible on the cliffside.
Contributing Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission
[Men on a Cliffside]

[Men on a Cliffside]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a line of men and boys, all wearing hats, standing on a cliffside in Texas.
Contributing Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission
[Penitentiary Hollow]

[Penitentiary Hollow]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of a woman and young boy at Penitentiary Hollow in Lake Mineral Wells State Park. A dam across Rock Creek east of Mineral Wells in Parker County was built to impound a new water supply for the city of Mineral Wells. A joint committee of nine named the new water source Lake Mineral Wells in December 1919. When it became necessary to dam up Palo Pinto Creek in the 1960's to obtain a larger source of water, the city gave Lake Mineral Wells to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for a State Park. Penitentiary Hollow in the State Park is one of the few areas in Texas where rock climbers may gain mountain-climbing experience. As the photograph shows, spectacular vertical cliffs, 40 feet and more in height, are well-adapted to honing climbing skills. The area gets its name from the story that cattle thieves were thought to cache their booty there, preparatory to driving the hapless animals onward for sale. Anyone detected in the area was therefore likely to find lodging in a local penitentiary.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Photograph of Three Men Standing on a Hill]

[Photograph of Three Men Standing on a Hill]

Date: September 1929
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three men standing on a boulder on a cliff. One of the men is waving his arms toward the camera while the other two stand beside him. The Fox Company's stamp is on the back of the photograph and says "Guaranteed for Life, This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made By Fox Co., San Antonio, Texas, Trade mark protected."
Contributing Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society
[Man Standing on Top of "Hell's Gate"]

[Man Standing on Top of "Hell's Gate"]

Date: 1905~
Creator: Randall, H. A.
Description: Photograph of a man named Wilson standing at the top of a cliff called "Hell's Gate." Vegetation and a dirt path are visible below him.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
Henry at Target Practice on Frozen Joel

Henry at Target Practice on Frozen Joel

Date: unknown
Creator: Randall, H. A.
Description: Photograph of a man firing a long gun toward a cliff face while sitting atop a horse. The man is wearing a hat and heavy clothes.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
Jim on the Post

Jim on the Post

Date: February 16, 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man standing at the top of a cliff over a forested area. A horse is grazing at the base of the cliff.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
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