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[Students of Nellie Hittson's School]

Description: Photograph of a group of boys and girls of various ages posing against the side of a wooden building. They are arranged in three vague rows, with taller youths standing in the back, younger children standing in the middle, and a group of young boys sitting in the front. Each child has a number handwritten over their chest. These numbers correspond to a partial list of names on the reverse side of the photo's mat.
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Trolley Car Number 137 and Crew]

Description: Photograph of two uniformed men standing at the entrance of a trolley car labeled "137." The man standing on the vehicle's lower step is wearing a coin belt, while the man standing in the doorway holds a trolley controller handle.
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Women in a Decorated Car]

Description: Five females ("Aunt Matie, Edith Preston, Lena, and two of Edith's friends", a legend states on the back)) in a decorated car outside the Western Union Telegraph office. Signs on and by the building read "Crazy Well Flats and Modern Rooms", "Cigars", and "Western Union Telegraph and Cable Office."
Date: 1910?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[People Standing Outside of Palo Pinto School]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing before the two-story Palo Pinto School and an attached building. The clapboard building has several unevenly spaced windows. Two chimneys can be seen on the roof. An early model of automobile is parked on the right side.
Date: 1911~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Dark Valley Brazos River Bridge

Description: Photograph of Number 3 Coal Shaft structure in Lyra, Texas. A building beside the shaft has chimney that is billowing dark smoke over the hill in the background.
Date: 1915~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Postmaster William Cleveland in the Palo Pinto Post Office]

Description: Photograph of William L. Cleveland, the postmaster of Palo Pinto, Texas, standing inside of the Palo Pinto Post Office. The mustached man wears dark clothes and looks toward the camera while holding a letter. Papers jut out of shelves on both sides of Cleveland. A rolltop desk in the right foreground is covered with papers. "Palo Pinto Post Office 1918 W. L. Cleveland, Postmaster" is handwritten on a slip of paper attached to the bottom of the photo.
Date: 1918~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Famous Well by Lake Pinto

Description: Photograph of a brick building with three columns holding up an overhang. To the left of this building is a tin building with "Famous Well" written on a plank beside its door. Trees cover a rocky hill behind the buildings.
Date: January 10, 1919
Creator: A. F. Weaver Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Gordon Baptist Church]

Description: Photograph of Gordon Baptist Church, a clapboard church building with a belfry.
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[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

New Building Replacing the Old Palo Pinto School

Description: Photograph of a single-story brick section of the Palo Pinto school that is currently under construction. Beams rest against several empty windows, and wooden frames can be seen within. Piles of wood litter the foreground.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Tent City in Grant Town, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing in a row between rows of tents. Barrels, piles of clothing, and clotheslines can be seen among the camp grounds.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[The Mineral Wells High School Concert Band]

Description: This picture, showing the concert band of the Mineral Wells High School Marching Band (standing on the steps of the school) was taken around 1922. James Walker Calvert is on the top row at the far right. Mr. Brunswick, the bandleader, is on the front row at the far left. Ellis White is the trombone player on the left. See also "Mineral Wells High School Marching Band."
Date: 1922?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Grassy Ridge School 7th Grade Class]

Description: Photograph of three rows of children positioned against a brick wall with two windows. They are arranged in three rows, with a row of girls standing in the back and middle and boys sitting in front. The class' teacher, Morris Jennings, is wearing a black suit and stands behind the children in the center. A label with related information is taped to the top of the photo.
Date: 1924
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

D.W. Griffith Presents "The Birth of a Nation"

Description: This photograph illustrates a souvenir program from the silent motion picture, "The Birth of a Nation, the Most Stupendous and Fascinating Motion Picture Drama Created in the United States. Founded on Thomas Dixon's story 'The Clansman' " The motion picture presents an early 20th-century Southern view of Reconstruction.
Date: April 1, 1924
Creator: Griffith, D.W.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Chicken Dinner Candy Delivery Truck]

Description: Photograph of a Chicken Dinner Candy Bar delivery car parked in front of a two-story grocery store. The car is a 1920's model that has been built to partially resemble a chicken. The store has an awning that covers two gas pumps. A sign on top of the store says "Live and Let Live Grocery."
Date: 1925~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

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

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

[Men Bricking a Road]

Description: Photograph of a group of men gathered and watching workers apply bricks onto a street of wet mortar. Low brick walls flank the road. Automobiles can be seen parked on either side of the road, and buildings are visible in the distance.
Date: 1926
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Santo First National Bank - 1926

Description: Photograph of two suited men standing by the teller windows of the Santo First National Bank in Santo, Texas.
Date: 1926
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

[Flyer for the Crazy Radio Gang]

Description: Flyer for the Crazy Radio Gang, featuring the faces of cast members in eleven oval frames. The men are identified from the top left as Hal Collins, Frank Dinkins, Francis Quinn, Frank McMordie, Johnny Jordan, Conrad Brady, Guy Woodward, Maurice Pendery, Dale Woodward, Jack Amlung, and two blackface characters called Sugar Cane and February.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Worth Ranch Boy Scouts]

Description: Photograph of men and boys of a group of Worth Ranch Boy Scouts. Seven younger boys are kneeling in front of a group of three older boy and three men. A wooded area is visible behind the group.
Date: 1930
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association