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Title

  • Main Title The First Well Was Dug Here in 1877

Date

  • Digitized: 2006-10-16

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This photograph illustrates a cartoon. "1880" is written in ink at bottom of the photograph, evidently in correction of the cartoon. Lynch arrived in what would later be Mineral Wells in 1877. His first well, dug to forty-one feet in 1878, was dry. The second well, drilled deeper, was in 1880. Please see also "Opening of the First Season at Mineral Wells" and "Mr. Lynch on His Way to Discover Mineral Wells." The cartoon appears to have been taken by A. F. Weaver from a jocular booklet titled "Inside Story About the Waters" which is in the holdings of the Palo Pinto County Album (q.v.). The booklet was written in the nineteenth-century burlesque tradition, and Weaver makes no comment on the cartoon or the booklet.

Subject

  • Keyword: cartoons
  • Keyword: wells
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Agriculture - Domestic Animals
  • Keyword: drawings

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
  • Time Period: cat-bom
  • Coverage Date: 1880

Collection

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

Institution

  • Name: Boyce Ditto Public Library
    Code: BDPL

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Artwork

Format

  • Image

Identifier

  • Accession or Local Control No: AWO_0976E