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[Photograph of Mineral Wells, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the town of Mineral Wells, Texas. The town's buildings, streets, and surrounding landscape is visible.
Date: unknown
Creator: Evans, Daniel W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Hexagon Hotel Booklet]

Description: Booklet containing two photographs of the Hexagon Hotel, as well as a series of architectural drawings of its floor plan.
Date: unknown
Creator: Howell, M. A.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

The Palo Pinto School

Description: Drawing of the Palo Pinto school. The two-story building has red brick walls, open white spaces on its left side, and a U.S. flag flying from its roof. Bushes are located behind the building and birds fly in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Howell, M. A.
Item Type: Artwork
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Hotel Guide, Highway Guide and Where to Go in Mineral Wells

Description: The cover page of a guide to the town of Mineral Wells, with information about the different types of water available, recreation activities, sanatoriums, and hotels is shown here. The clothes of the"Dyspeptic" illustrated at the bottom left suggest the late 1920's. Please note the gammadion (swastika) ribbons above and below the doggerel on the left side of the picture. The guide appears to have been printed considerably before the rise of the Nazis in Germany.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce
Item Type: Book
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

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