[Photograph of Lake Mineral Wells]

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Photograph of the Civic League Island at Lake Mineral Wells, four miles east of Mineral Wells, Texas, with a rustic bridge connecting the two small islands, picnic tables, and grilles. In the foreground, there are two small boats with canopies, carrying passengers on the water of the lake. A forested shoreline is visible in the background of the image.

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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 133 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Boyce Ditto Public Library

The Boyce Ditto Public Library materials include local history from the A. F. Weaver Collection featuring resort souvenir guides and photos of Mineral Wells from its founding to the present. There is extensive coverage of the Hexagon House, the Baker Hotel, Camp/Fort Wolters and the many mineral wells that made the city a major resort in the first half of the 20th Century.

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Description

Photograph of the Civic League Island at Lake Mineral Wells, four miles east of Mineral Wells, Texas, with a rustic bridge connecting the two small islands, picnic tables, and grilles. In the foreground, there are two small boats with canopies, carrying passengers on the water of the lake. A forested shoreline is visible in the background of the image.

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1 photograph : b&w

Notes

Historical note: The islands could originally only be reached by boat, but later a foot bridge was built from the islands to the dam. When the concrete dam was raised during World War II, the island was covered with water and has remained covered since. Lake Mineral Wells got its name from a Joint Committee of nine members from three clubs: Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Women's Clubs, the Rotary Club on November 1, 1919. It was named Lake Mineral Wells despite the fact that the body of water was located in another [Parker] county.

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A. F. Weaver Collection

This colorful panorama covers the founding of Mineral Wells through its mercurial growth as a resort center and army town up to the present. It features photos from local historian and photographer A.F. Weaver as well as local families and established research sources.

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  • Aug. 25, 2008, 2:33 p.m.

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  • April 20, 2016, 11:54 a.m.

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[Photograph of Lake Mineral Wells], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39230/: accessed December 9, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Boyce Ditto Public Library.