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The Tattler, May 18, 1934

Description: Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas. It contains articles about the graduating class of 1934, including information about class officers, class prophecies, caps and gowns, class events, and local advertisements.
Date: May 18, 1934
Creator: Mineral Wells High School
Item Type: Newspaper
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Palocade - Palo Pinto County - Official Centennial Program - back page

Description: Shown here is a picture of the reverse (back) page of a souvenir program from the Palo Pinto Centennial Celebration of 1957. It consists of advertising, extolling the virtues of the First National Bank in Mineral Wells.
Date: May 1957
Creator: Palo Pinto Centennial Association
Item Type: Text
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Drawn Map of Palo Pinto Square]

Description: Map of Palo Pinto Square from 1872 to 1882. This map depicts buildings and streets in the area as a series of labeled rectangles.
Date: unknown
Creator: Perkins, Grace
Item Type: Map
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Joe Johnson's Log Cabin]

Description: Photograph of a derelict log cabin that belonged to a man named Joe Johnson. The small building has a tin roof that has been pulled up at one corner. The building is raised from its foundation by bricks under its corners. A contemporary building can be seen in the background to the right.
Date: 1985
Creator: Price, Jean
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[R.L. Polk & Co.'s Mineral Wells City Directory, 1909]

Description: The city directory for Mineral Wells, 1909, embracing a complete alphabetical list of business firms and private citizens; a directory of city and county officials, churches, public and private schools, banks, asylums, hospitals, commercial bodies, secret societies, street and avenue guide, etc.
Date: 1909
Creator: R.L. Polk & Co.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[R.L. Polk & Co.'s Mineral Wells City Directory, 1920]

Description: The city directory for Mineral Wells, 1920, embraces a complete alphabetical list of business firms and private citizens; a directory of city and county officials, churches, public and private schools, banks, asylums, hospitals, commercial bodies, secret societies, street and avenue guide, etc.
Date: 1920
Creator: R.L. Polk & Co.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Henry at Target Practice on Frozen Joel

Description: Photograph of a man firing a long gun toward a cliff face while sitting atop a horse. The man is wearing a hat and heavy clothes.
Date: unknown
Creator: Randall, H. A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Man Standing on Top of "Hell's Gate"]

Description: Photograph of a man named Wilson standing at the top of a cliff called "Hell's Gate." Vegetation and a dirt path are visible below him.
Date: 1905~
Creator: Randall, H. A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Line of People on Horses at a Rodeo]

Description: Photograph of a group of people sitting on top of horses that are arranged in a line. They are standing outdoors on a fenced-in earthen area. Pennants are hanging from lines attached to power lines. A small portion of a crowd can be seen on the bottom left. An animal holding pen is visible to the right underneath a bandstand.
Date: Summer 1944
Creator: Skeet Richardson Photos
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[People Riding in Circles While Holding Flags]

Description: Photograph of a group of people riding in circles on top of horses. Several of them are holding flags. They are standing outdoors on a fenced-in earthen area. Pennants are hanging from lines attached to power lines.
Date: Summer 1944
Creator: Skeet Richardson Photos
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Mineral Wells, Texas

Description: A pamphlet about the various services and attractions in and around Mineral Wells, Texas, with many photographic illustrations, extols the allurements of Mineral in an effusive nineteenth-century prose, that was probably archaic for the time of the pamphlet.
Date: unknown
Creator: Texas and Pacific Railway - General Passenger Department
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

Crazy Hotel, Mineral Wells, Texas - America's Great Health Resort

Description: This picture shows a pamphlet that was presumably published for the purpose of enticing prospective guests to the Crazy Hotel. The text touts the hotel as being "Fire-proof" (Its predecessor was not), and it extends "Special considerations shown at many hotels only to a favored few." The text is surrounded with pictures of the accommodations, and the various activities available at the hotel. At the very bottom, there is an advertisement for Crazy Crystals. The text ends with a notice of where to inquire about rates. If the dress of the ladies pictured is any guide, the pamphlet dates to the era of the 1920's.
Date: unknown
Creator: the Crazy Hotel
Item Type: Text
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

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

"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