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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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Women at a Cedar Springs Camp Meeting]

Description: Photograph of a group of women and girls sitting together outdoors. They are arranged in three rows on a slope with vegetation. A note on the reverse side of the image's mat reads "Cedar Springs Camp Meeting August 1907."
Date: August 1907
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

[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~
Item Type: Photograph
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~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[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

[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

[Oil Well Gusher at Hart Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a group of men standing at the base of an oil well that is spewing oil on the grounds of the Hart Ranch.
Date: 1922~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[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

[Kate Hamphill, Her Son, and Lambuth Miller]

Description: Photograph of Kate Hemphill, her son, and Lambuth Miller wearing bathing suits and sitting on a log in water. A rock wall in Lovers' Retreat is visible behind them.
Date: 1924
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Lambuth Miller and Kate Hemphill at Lovers' Retreat]

Description: Photograph of Lambuth Miller and Kate Hemphill wearing bathing suits while standing on a rocky outcropping at Lovers' Retreat. They are posed as though they are going to dive into the water below.
Date: 1924
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association