[The City Nestled Among the Hills] Metadata

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  • Main Title [The City Nestled Among the Hills]


  • Creation: 1927
  • Digitized: 2006


  • English


  • Content Description: This picture was taken from East Mountain, from a site above and left (south) of the former Chautauqua (1905-1912.) Note the Crazy Water Hotel at the left edge of the picture (which opened in 1927 on the corner of North Oak and NW 3rd Streets.) Note also the Nazareth Hospital built by the Crazy Corporation, behind and right of the Crazy. The back of the "WELCOME" (1921 vintage) sign on the south end of this mountain and facing south, is at the immediate middle foreground. This sign was the world's largest non-commercial electric lighted sign when it was donated to the city in 1922 following a Rotary Club of Texas convention. The sign is reputed by local folklore to be the inspiration for the more publicized "HOLLYWOOD" sign in Los Angeles, California. It is much larger than the photograph suggests. Lesser known sites in the picture are The Hawthorn Drinking Pavilion one block north (right) of Nazareth Hospital and the Crazy Theater, across Oak Avenue, at the right and front of the Crazy.


  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Business, Economics and Finance - Hotels
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Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
  • Time Period: new-sou
  • Coverage Date: 1927


  • Name: A. F. Weaver Collection
    Code: AFWC


  • Name: Boyce Ditto Public Library
    Code: BDPL


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Photograph


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: AWO_0491N


  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: 7 creationHardware: Epson Perfection 4990 Photo