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[Inspiration Point]

[Inspiration Point]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The view from Inspiration Point, overlooking the Brazos River seven miles south of Mineral Wells. Billy Sunday, a popular evangelical preacher in America, visited Mineral Wells in 1900. He exclaimed "This is an inspiration!" when he saw the beautiful scenery south of the town. He unwittingly gave the Point its name.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Photograph Overlooking Fort Davis #1]

[Photograph Overlooking Fort Davis #1]

Date: March 1971
Creator: Brandon, Lindy
Description: This photograph is a scenic photo showing the landscape of Davis Mountain State Park. There are rocks and vegetation in the foreground and mountains in the distance. The inscription on the back of the photograph reads, "Overlooking Ft. Davis, Texas from same position at State Park."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Photograph Overlooking Fort Davis #2]

[Photograph Overlooking Fort Davis #2]

Date: March 1971
Creator: Brandon, Lindy
Description: This photograph is a scenic photo showing the landscape of Davis Mountain State Park. There are large rocks in the foreground and mountains in the distance. The inscription on the back of the photograph reads, "Overlooking Ft. Davis, Tex. from same position at State Park."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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