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Palo Pinto County Centennial

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing outside of Palo Pinto Casino and E. E. Crain's feed store. They are wearing pioneer-style clothing.
Date: May 1957
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

On Rocks at Lovers' Retreat

Description: Photograph of rocks hanging over still water at Lovers' Retreat in Mineral Wells, Texas. Two men can be seen on rocks to the right.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Building at the Base of a Wooded Hill]

Description: Photograph of a stone building that is surrounded by trees. Dirt roads pass beside the house and lead up a hill in the background.
Date: 1930
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Palo Pinto Boys' Basketball Team]

Description: Photograph of boys of the Palo Pinto basketball team standing with their school principal, A. H. Brackeen. The boys are wearing shorts and athletic shirts. Brackeen wears a dark suit and tie. The group is standing in a line in front of a clapboard building with three windows. The fourth person holds a basketball inscribed with "BHS."
Date: unknown
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
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Men Posing on a Coal Shaft Structure]

Description: Photograph of a coal mine shaft structure with several men posing around it. A wooden structure stands next to a L-shaped building with metal siding and multiple stories. Piles of wood are visible at the bottom left portion of the photo.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Lover's Retreat

Description: Photograph of a rocky outcropping jutting out over a river. The area, called Lover's Retreat, is covered with vegetation. A man can be seen walking along the edge of the overhanging rocks.
Date: 1910~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[People Standing Alongside Storefronts]

Description: Photograph of people standing under the awnings of a series of storefronts. Telegraph poles line the unpaved road beside the businesses.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Couples by Lover's Retreat]

Description: Photograph of a group of seven pairs of men and women together beside a rocky outcropping called "Lover's Retreat." The men are wearing dark suits and ties, while the women are wearing dresses and ornate hair and hats.
Date: 1910~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Ramsey Home]

Description: Photograph of a house with a steeply gabled roof and wide overhang over a porch. A tree and a row of low hedges grow in front of the home. Much of the foreground features a sandy lot with sparse grass.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Section of Palo Pinto School Under Construction]

Description: Photograph of the two-story wooden section of the Palo Pinto school. A plume of smoke exits a second-story window to the right. The roof is nothing but exposed beams. Two men can be seen working within the beams on the right side of the building.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Palo Pinto Baseball Team

Description: Photograph of a group of eleven men on the Palo Pinto, Texas, baseball team. Several of the men are wearing shirts with "Palo Pinto" written across the chest. Two young men standing to the left are wearing shirts with the word "Lone" next to a star on their chests. Six of the men stand behind five men who are sitting with baseball equipment. A young man wearing a black hat is seen sitting on a horse behind the group.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[The First Palo Pinto Methodist Church]

Description: Photograph of the first Methodist church in Palo Pinto, Texas. The clapboard building has double doors, peeling paint on its outer walls, and a belfry.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[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.
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Palo Pinto County Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of the Palo Pinto County Courthouse in Palo Pinto, Texas. The building is comprised of stone blocks and two levels of long windows. Chimneys can be seen on its left side and right forward corners. A belfry rises from the center of the building. Several men can be seen sitting on a wooden fence or a horse-drawn wagon in front of the courthouse.
Date: 1890~
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[People in Front of C. E. Turner's Pharmacy]

Description: Photograph of a group of people in front of Charles E. Turner's pharmacy in Mineral Wells, Texas. Three men and a young boy are sitting on a curb in front of the establishment, while four other males of various ages stand on the sidewalk under the building's awning. Charles Turner is sitting in a chair on the street.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[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

Police Officer with Prisoner

Description: Photograph of a uniformed police officer holding the arm of a man wearing a hat and jacket. They are standing in front of an open door which contains a barred cell.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[J. C. McQuerry House]

Description: Photograph of a wooden two-story house with a veranda. The house has a brown shingle roof and is painted cream. A stone chimney is visible on the roof to the right. Two green potted plants flank the entrance stairway, and a group of chairs sit on either side of the door. A couch is located on the left side of the veranda and a swing hangs from the right.
Date: May 25, 1986
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~
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

[Photograph of the Hexagon Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the Hexagon Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas. The hotel is situated beside a road next to a smaller buildings. It has four stories, multiple porches, and multiple gables with windows.
Date: 1950~
Creator: Howell, M. A.
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Gordon Celebration of Palo Pinto County Centennial

Description: Photograph of a horse-drawn covered wagon that has a banner that reads "Palo Pinto County Centennial" on its side. Children and a woman wearing a prairie dress are riding on the wagon. Two boys wearing cowboy hats are sitting on a horse to the wagon's side. Houses are visible in the background.
Date: May 1957
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