Mosquito Street, Looking North, Mineral Wells, Texas

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Shown here is a postcard, reading "Mosquito Street [actually Mesquite Street], Looking North, Mineral Wells, Texas." Please note the Chautauqua Theater (1905-1912) at the end of the street. This picture was taken before street car tracks were installed in 1907. Also note the the absence of cars on the street--only horses and buggies.

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Creator: Unknown. 1905/1906.

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: A. F. Weaver Collection and was provided by Boyce Ditto Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 178 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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Boyce Ditto Public Library

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Shown here is a postcard, reading "Mosquito Street [actually Mesquite Street], Looking North, Mineral Wells, Texas." Please note the Chautauqua Theater (1905-1912) at the end of the street. This picture was taken before street car tracks were installed in 1907. Also note the the absence of cars on the street--only horses and buggies.

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A. F. Weaver Collection

This colorful panorama covers Mineral Wells' founding and its mercurial growth as a resort center and army town to the present. Photos are from local historian and photographer A.F. Weaver, local families and research sources.

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  • 1905/1906

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  • 1905 - 1906

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  • Nov. 28, 2006, 12:07 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 24, 2016, 12:01 p.m.

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Mosquito Street, Looking North, Mineral Wells, Texas, postcard, 1905/1906; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20443/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Boyce Ditto Public Library.