[A Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon]

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Photograph of a horse-drawn fire wagon, pulled by two white horses and driven by a man.

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1 photograph: b&w

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Creator: Unknown. 1912?.

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This photograph 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 500 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph of a horse-drawn fire wagon, pulled by two white horses and driven by a man.

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1 photograph: b&w

Notes

This picture is included on page 189 of the Second Edition of "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells...", by A. F. Weaver. The city's first fire station was located at 202 N. Oak Avenue, but the horses had difficulty responding to emergency calls from this fire station because the fire wagon's wheels tended to get trapped in the street car tracks that ran down the center of Oak Avenue, which was not paved at that time. This fire was in the central business district (note the roofs of two multistory buildings, visible at the upper left edge of the picture.) Fire hoses laid along the street are being used by two men in the left middle background to furnish water to fight the fire. The location of this particular fire is not specified, but is probably the Delaware Hotel (formerly the St. Nicholas.) Mineral Wells has experienced several disastrous fires in the past; one in 1914, two blocks west of the Delaware' location, destroyed six city blocks.

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  • TIME WAS in Mineral Wells... (2nd ed.), A. F. Weaver, p. 189

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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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  • 1912?

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[A Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon], photograph, 1912?; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38080/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Boyce Ditto Public Library.