[Interurban Limited Car Barns]

[Interurban Limited Car Barns]

Date: unknown
Creator: Hinsdale & Bryant
Description: Photograph of the barns that hold the Interurban Limited street cars. The water towers advertises, "Ride the Interurban Limited between Dallas and Fort Worth." This photo is part of the Southwestern Mechanical Company Photograph Album.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Fleming Building

Fleming Building

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Color postcard with a picture of the Fleming Building at 6th and Walnut St., Des Moines, Iowa. The view is towards a corner of the building. A streetcar is coming down the street next to it. Correspondence on the back reads, "Rec'd your postal. Glad to hear from you. Ethel Toudreau" It is addressed to Mr Mrs Earl Dill, Oklahoma City, Okla. 517 High St. It is postmarked Des Moines, Iowa on Feb 24, 1909
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes
Electric Streetcar

Electric Streetcar

Date: c. 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: North Texas State Normal College, electric streetcar provides transportation between campus and downtown Denton beginning in 1910. People gathered on an electric street car.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
Men by Streetcar

Men by Streetcar

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of Douglas Floyd and Ray Ward standing in ties and hats in front of a streetcar on a set of tracks.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Postcard of the Plaza Hotel]

[Postcard of the Plaza Hotel]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard featuring a view of the Plaza Hotel in Port Arthur, Texas. The hotel, right, is a three story structure with grounds that have been landscaped with palm trees. It is standing along a car lined intersection, down which one can see several buildings along either side and a streetcar making a turn. A smudged circular red mark is in the upper right corner. On the reverse side is a description of the scene and the area.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
The "Ben Hur"

The "Ben Hur"

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The "Ben Hur" motor car is shown on Mesquite Street (the 200 block of NE 1st Avenue), Mineral Wells, Texas. This new and larger gasoline-powered car joined two "Dinky Cars" (Esther and Susie--named for the daughters of the railroad's co-owner, banker Cicero Smith) on the Mineral Wells Lakewood Park and Scenic Railway in 1908. The railway ceased operation in 1909, a year after the larger car was added to the fleet. Mineral Wells was probably one of the few cities in the United States which had gasoline-powered street cars. One of the boys shown standing beside it is Mr. Whatley of automobile fame. This photograph is shown on page 74 of "TIME WAS In Mineral Wells", Second Edition. The Scenic Railway, on which the "Dinky Cars" operated, was owned by banker Cicero Smith; and Ed Dismuke, owner of the Famous Water Company. It carried passengers every quarter-hour from Mineral Wells around the south flank of West Mountain to the recreation area of Lake Pinto. A 'round trip fare was fifteen cents. Dismuke's Famous Mineral Water wells were located around Lake Pinto, and water was pumped over the mountain to the Famous Water Company and its drinking pavilion. The building on ...
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Oak Street, Mineral Wells, Texas

Oak Street, Mineral Wells, Texas

Date: August 8, 2006
Creator: unknown
Description: This picture purports to show North Oak Avenue,(the photograph reads "Oak Street")of Mineral Wells, Texas,in the 100 block--looking north. The Mineral Wells Electric Railway operated from 1907 to 1913, and streets were paved in 1914. Visible are: A horse-drawn hack with passengers, a streetcar, automobiles, numerous people on sidewalks, and businesses along the street. The streetcar (Apparently working on air: The electric line required to power it is nowhere in sight)is passing the Poston Dry Goods store on its right. The Hexagon Hotel (opened December 1897)is possibly visible in the distance. A steeple is barely visible on the skyline at the left (west) side of the street.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Old Elmhurst Park , Allen & Charles,1907

Old Elmhurst Park , Allen & Charles,1907

Date: 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: Two people are shown standing on the wooden bridge at Elmhust Park, Mineral Wells, in 1907. A holograph inscription on the photograph that reads "Old Elmhurst Park, Allen & Charles, 1907", probably refers to the man and boy in the picture. Elmhurst Park, a very popular recreation area during its heyday, was located in southwest Mineral Wells at the end of the streetcar line. Patrons walked from the streetcar (in the background) across the wooden bridge to the Casino and other attractions.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Remember the Good Old Times Back in 1906-1907 [Newspaper Article]

Remember the Good Old Times Back in 1906-1907 [Newspaper Article]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A "Mineral Wells Index" newspaper article, dated 1933, it is titled: "Remember the Good Old Days Back in 1906-1907", showing two views of Elmhurst Park. One view shows an automobile and streetcar at the entrance; and the other shows the casino located in the park, with the lake in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Street Car on Main Street

Street Car on Main Street

Date: unknown
Creator: Utley, Frank L.
Description: Street Car on Main Street
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
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