Ten Years Younger

Ten Years Younger

Date: unknown
Creator: Chamber of Commerce
Description: This picture displays the title page of a booklet about Mineral Wells, Texas health resorts--and how they could make people feel ten years younger.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Come to Mineral Wells

Come to Mineral Wells

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Shown here is a pamphlet from the Chamber of Commerce, describing the healthful benefits of a visit to Mineral Wells, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Gum Hollow Hunters

Gum Hollow Hunters

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Cropped copy-photograph of four hunters outside the Gum Hollow Hunting Resort. The resort is a wooden structure with a brick chimney on the right side. Two of the hunters are seated on a small staircase leading up to the front door. The other two hunters are working around the chimney.
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
Cane Break at Gum Hollow

Cane Break at Gum Hollow

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Cropped copy-photograph of a cane break at the Gum Hollow Resort in San Patricio County, TX. A large field of grass is shown across a small body of water.
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
Hunter on Dam

Hunter on Dam

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Cropped copy-photograph of two hunters on a dam at the Gum Hollow Hunting Resort in San Patricio County, TX. The hunters appear to be carrying shotguns. One of the men has a tied bunch of ducks in his hand. Each side of the dam is covered in tall plants.
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
[Gentlemen's Resort]

[Gentlemen's Resort]

Date: 1906
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of men at The Grotto, a gentlemen's resort on 449 Procter Street. Two men are standing behind a bar; three men wearing coats and hats are standing on the opposite side of the bar. In the background, there are mirrors decorated with arches and ornately carved columns. Three wreaths hang on the mirrors. Denton L. Burch was the proprietor of the resort.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Brownsville, Texas: Gladys Porter Zoo, the Battle of Palo Alto, and South Padre Island]

[Brownsville, Texas: Gladys Porter Zoo, the Battle of Palo Alto, and South Padre Island]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Brownsville, Texas. The video begins in Brownsville's Gladys Porter Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary, where the camera crew films: lemurs, lions, giraffes, antelopes, tortoises, chimpanzees, monkeys, hummingbirds, gorillas, a Texas Sable Palm jungle, and flamingos. The zoo's Deputy Director Zoologist, Pat Birchfield, and the Sanctuary Manager, Rose Farmer, discuss wildlife in the region. Next, Heritage Historian Walter Plitt lists and describes various sites of historical importance in the Brownsville area, including the Battlefield of Palo Alto, where his interview takes place. He discusses the battle which took place there--the first of the Mexican-American War--and the strategic movements of the Mexican Army, led by Gen. Mariano Arista, and the U.S. Army, led by Gen. Zachary Taylor, during the course of the battle. The video ends on South Padre Island, and this last segment of video shows the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway, Port Isabel lighthouse, and the resort and market activity of the city of South Padre Island. Other footage in the video includes Brownsville Museum and the Southern Lines Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot building.
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library