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1926 State Championship Mingus Girls Basketball Team

Description: Given the subject of this photograph, and the time it was taken, this photograph, is fairly conventional. The girls on the left hold a pennant that reads "Girls '26 Basket Ball." A young lady in the center holds a basketball labeled "M.H.S. - 26." They are wearing uniforms consisting of dresses with tucked skirts, athletic shoes, and knee socks. An article is partially visible under the photograph.
Date: 1926
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[1935 An Income Tax Return for Boyce Ditto]

Description: An individual U.S. income tax return for Boyce Ditto for 1935. (Boyce Ditto's Last Will and Testament contained a bequest of money to build the current Mineral Wells Library, which bears his name.)
Date: February 20, 1936
Item Type: Text
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Aerial View of Camp Wolters, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the camp area of Camp Wolters as seen from the sky. Forests, fields, and roads surround the camp area, which is situated near the center of the photo. Rows of buildings can be seen in a section to the left and in another section closer to a body of water.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Army. Air Corps.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

"Baker Hotel" Menu

Description: This photograph illustrates an October 1929 menu from the Stephen F. Austin Hotel, a "Baker Hotel" (located in Austin, Texas), similar to the one that opened in Mineral Wells in 1929 is shown here. The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells was apparently one of a chain of hotels. This menu serves as a reminder of that fact.
Date: 1929?
Item Type: Text
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Band Standing by the Palo Pinto Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of members of a brass band standing in front of the courthouse in Palo Pinto, Texas. The twelve men are holding a variety of instruments, though a man on the top right of the group holds a drum.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Bean Robinson Cattle Crossing North of Palo Pinto

Description: Photograph of Jean Robinson and his cowboys crossing the Brazos River with a herd of cattle north of Palo Pinto, Texas. Many of the animals are still on the shore under the trees.
Date: 1938~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Blue Hole of Palo Pinto Creek]

Description: Photograph of a portion of Palo Pinto Creek referred to as Blue Hole. Vegetation and a tree line the edge of the creek.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[The Bowen Family Riding Among Cattle]

Description: Photograph of the Bowen family riding horses in front of a wooden cabin. A small group of cattle stands in an earthen lot in front of the family. A young girl riding sidesaddle atop a horse on the left is Grace Bowen. Two women riding sidesaddle appear beside Adolphus Bowen.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Brad, Texas, Basketball Team]

Description: Photograph of seven young women sitting together and wearing basketball uniforms with a "B" embroidered on front.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Brick Store in Santo, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a two-story brick building with an awning over its two double doors. To the left hang signs that read "De Laval Cream Separators" and "Union Store."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Bridge Being Built over the Brazos River]

Description: Photograph of a group of men building a truss bridge over the Brazos River. Many of the bridge's vertical and crossed beams are already in place. A crane on the right rests on a rail track that extends onto the bridge. Men stand idle to the left with barrels, tools, and a pile of rope at their feet.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Camp Wolters - Texas

Description: Illustrated here is a panoramic view of Camp Wolters, Texas. Labels on photograph identify (left to right) Area No. 4, Sports Arena, Service Club, Area No. 5, Area No. 3, Area No. 2, and Area No.1. Platoons of soldiers are marching on the left side of the photograph.
Date: 1945
Creator: Camp Wolters Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Cedar Springs United Methodist Church Plaque]

Description: Photograph of a red granite plaque attached the side of a white clapboard building. The plaque reads "Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. This building was erected in 1898, after many years of worship in private homes and under brush arbors. It was built out of love of God and man."
Date: May 2010
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Celebration in Mingus, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a brass band standing with their instruments in front of citizens of Mingus, Texas. The band members are wearing white caps and uniforms. A group of men and women stand behind them to the left. Buildings are visible in the background, including an unfinished brick building in the center.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Centennial Sheriff Hollis Wolfe

Description: Photograph of Hollis Wolfe wearing a cowboy hat, ribbon tie, vest, and a pistol on his hip. Cars are parked behind him.
Date: May 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Chief Montgomery and His Wife]

Description: Photograph of Chief Montgomery and his wife, both members of the Creek people. His wife has her haired tied back and wears a dress with a jacket, while Chief Montgomery wears a shirt, trousers, and a dark jacket while holding a cane by his right side. Buildings are visible behind the couple. A label with related information is taped to the top of the photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[A Christmas Card from Boyce Ditto]

Description: Christmas card sent to Mrs. Weaver, signed "Boyce Ditto." The front cover has a picture of greenery decorated with red bells and silver balls; at the top it says "To A Special Friend." The inside has a similar illustration in the center with text on either side. The text on the left says, "Friends as fine/ as you are/ Don't often come/ one's way./ And special times/ like Christmas/ Don't happen every day." The text on the right continues: "And so this/ Christmas greeting/ Is coming to extend/ This wish--/ 'A Merry Christmas/ To a very/ special friend!'"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Come to Mineral Wells

Description: Shown here is a pamphlet from the Chamber of Commerce, describing the healthful benefits of a visit to Mineral Wells, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Crazy Hotel Fire

Description: Photograph of Mineral Wells as seen from an observation tower on East Mountain. The panoramic view of the town reveals a plume of smoke covering much of the town's center.
Date: March 5, 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association