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The Carlsbad of America

Description: Shown here is the battered title page of a pamphlet about Mineral Wells, calling it "The Carlsbad of America." It gives the property valuation (ending in 1905), and the population of the city (also ending in 1905). A colophon at the bottom of the pamphlet remarks "Texas An Empire---A nation within a Nation." The pamphlet reports itself as the work of the Index Printing Company.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Page from Pamphlet about Palo Pinto County Water]

Description: This picture appears to be the battered remains of a pamphlet that extols the water of Palo Pinto County. Its provenance remains, unfortunately, still [2014] unknown.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The Brain Busters

Description: Black-face comedy was considered a socially acceptable form of entertainment until after World War II. The pamphlet suggests that "The Brain Busters" were a series of difficult questions sent in to the duo by listeners to their radio program. Further information about "Sugar Cane" and "February" (the black-face actors) is unfortunately lacking.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The Daily Index

Description: No Description Available.
Date: 1902?-05-(06)?
Item Type: Book
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Sancura Sprudel Water

Description: A pamphlet advertising "Sangcura Sprudel Water," describing the various uses of the mineral water and the salts derived by evaporating the water is shown here.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The Oaks

Description: No Description Available.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Mineral Wells Hardware

Description: The sign painted on the side of the store proclaims that this building is the Mineral Wells Hardware Company. Located at 212 SE 1st Avenue, it was owned by Mssrs. Smith & Frost. It was later bought by L.E. Seaman. In 1975, it became the location of Widlake Motor Supply. The picture appears on page 126 of A. F. Weaver's "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells...."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library