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[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~
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~
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~
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~
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~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Fourth of July Celebrants on the Brazos River]

Description: Photograph of a group of men, women, and children arranged in several raked rows and posing for a photo. The group is located in a forested area and is positioned behind two kettles and a bucket. A handwritten note on the back indicates that they are celebrating the fourth of July.
Date: 1902-07-04~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Gordon with Railroad Tracks]

Description: Photograph of the unpaved streets and wooden buildings of the town of Gordon. A church lies at the end of the road to the right. A pair of railroad tracks run across the left to right side of the photo. Hills can be seen in the background.
Date: 1905~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Group of Methodist Women at the C. E. Turner Home

Description: Photograph of a group of women and seated on the lawn outside of Charles Turner's home. The women are mostly wearing white dresses and broad hats. The group is arranged around a picnic blanket that is partially covered with food.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Horse and Buggy Crossing Brazos River

Description: Photograph of a horse-drawn buggy crossing a bridge over the Brazos River. The river's edge is covered with vegetation in the background.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Indian Creek School]

Description: Photograph of a group of people posing in front of the Indian Creek School for music in Palo Pinto County, Texas. They are arranged in four vague rows behind a piano. Most are holding booklets. Most of the group members are men but for three women positioned beside and in front of the piano.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Indian Creek School]

Description: Photograph of a group of people posing in front of a music school in Indian Creek, Texas. They are arranged three vague rows behind a piano. Most are holding booklets. A woman and five young girls are sitting on the ground to the right.
Date: 1900
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Interior of C. E. Turner's Pharmacy]

Description: Photograph of the interior of Charles Turner's pharmacy in Mineral Wells, Texas. Bottles and boxes line the walls of the store. A woman wearing a dress and a hat, a man wearing a vest, and a teenage boy are standing in the background.
Date: 1900~
Creator: Evans, Daniel W.
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Jim on the Post

Description: Photograph of a man standing at the top of a cliff over a forested area. A horse is grazing at the base of the cliff.
Date: February 16, 1905
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Main Street, Mingus, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a crowd standing before storefronts on Main Street in Mingus, Texas. The crowd is comprised primarily of men wearing hats. Stores labeled "F. H. Hill" and "P. A. Fine Clothing & Shoes) appear behind the group.
Date: 1902~
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.
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Men Posing in Front of a Coal Mine]

Description: Photograph of a group of men posing at the base of a coal mining structure. A small plume of white smoke rises behind the men. A wooden building with two tall chimneys is visible in the background to the left. The third standing man from the right is identified as Thomas Edwin Hunter.
Date: 1906
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Number 2 Coal Shaft in Lyra, Texas]

Description: Photograph of three buildings and a wooden coal shaft structure at the Number 2 Shaft in Lyra, Texas. Two of the one-story buildings sit on the ground besides a chimney and a cylindrical metal container. The other building is elevated on wooden supports with the coal shaft extending out of its roof. Piles of lumber trail from the buildings off toward the right. A small pile of pipes rests on the ground in the foreground to the left.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Photograph of Prairie School]

Description: Copy photograph of a group of people posing together in rows. Younger children are positioned in the lower rows, while adults stand in the background.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Photograph of the Hopkins Family]

Description: Photograph of the Hopkins family posing together in front of a wooden building that is identified as Jesse Hayes' place. Two pairs of men and women stand behind a group of children and an elderly woman. Both men wear dark cowboy hats, though the man on the left wear suspenders while the man on the right wears a jacket. Both women are wearing white dresses. The elderly woman seated to the left is wearing a dark dress and holds a handkerchief in her right hand. Eight young children of various ages stand together in front of the adults.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Photograph of Union Hill School]

Description: Copy photograph of people posing in front of the wooden Union Hill School. Young children and women stand in front of a group of men.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[The St. Nicholas Hotel]

Description: A group of men stand in front of the St. Nicholas Hotel. A colophon at the lower right designates this picture as a photographic souvenir from Minerals Wells, taken by Dan W. Evans. The building had a varied history. It was first (in 1904) an unnamed two-and-one-half-story sanitarium, then re-named the St. Nicholas Hotel, and then later it became the Delaware Hotel. It was located at N. Oak and NE 3rd Street. The building was eventually consumed by fire on October of 1907. The back of photograph has a T and P Railway logotype and this information about the Jericho Fine Photo Company: "Mountain and Donkey Groups, View Souvenirs and Scenery of Min-Wells, Kodak Supplies and Finishing, Button and Stamp Photos a Specialty. Dan W. Evans Prop. Min Wells, Tex."
Date: 1907?
Creator: Dan W. Evans
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Three Men in a Saloon]

Description: Photograph of three men inside of a saloon. Two men wearing hats lean against a bar covered with glasses filled with alcohol. A younger man sits in a chair in front of the others. A striped keg with "Grand Prize St. Louis 1904" written on its side stands to the left.
Date: 1904~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Underside of Bridge Being Built over the Brazos River]

Description: Photograph of the supports of a bridge being built over the Brazos River. A cylindrical metal support appears at the center of several wooden supports. The shore and trees can be seen on the left.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

West Side School -- Second Grade 1907

Description: The second grade class at West Side School in 1907 sit on the steps outside the old rock building built in 1886. The teacher is Miss Amie Hensley. Some of the names of the children are listed on the back.
Date: 1907
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library