Crazy Well, Mineral Wells, Texas Metadata

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  • Main Title Crazy Well, Mineral Wells, Texas


  • Creation: 1885
  • Digitized: 2006-11-06


  • English


  • Content Description: This is a picture of the first Crazy Well drinking pavilion, the first such facility in the city. When a Mr. Wiggins dug the third well in town, it was frequented by a "crazy woman" who was eventually cured of her dementia. Because of the word-of-mouth publicity, people came from miles around to drink the health-giving water. A house was built around the well for the convenience of the customers. The highly successful business attracted competition, and one of the most popular health spas in the nation grew from these beginnings.
  • Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w


  • Keyword: wells
  • Keyword: vintage clothing
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Business, Economics and Finance - Transportation - Horse-Drawn Vehicles
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Architecture

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
  • Time Period: cat-bom
  • Coverage Date: 1890?


  • 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_1639N
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth24974