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[A Christmas Card from Boyce Ditto]

Description: Christmas card sent to Mrs. Weaver, signed "Boyce Ditto." The front cover has a picture of greenery decorated with red bells and silver balls; at the top it says "To A Special Friend." The inside has a similar illustration in the center with text on either side. The text on the left says, "Friends as fine/ as you are/ Don't often come/ one's way./ And special times/ like Christmas/ Don't happen every day." The text on the right continues: "And so this/ Christmas greeting/ Is coming to extend/ This wish--/ 'A Merry Christmas/ To a very/ special friend!'"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Come to Mineral Wells

Description: Shown here is a pamphlet from the Chamber of Commerce, describing the healthful benefits of a visit to Mineral Wells, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

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

Dark Valley Brazos River Bridge

Description: Photograph of the first bridge over the Brazos River at Dark Valley Creek. Much of the lower left diagonal half of the photo is obscured. Three women can be seen standing on the bridge with three boys. One woman holds an umbrella over her head. The boys are wearing straw hats, white shirts, and neckties. A slip of paper inscribed with the words "Dark Valley Brazos River Bridge" is taped to the photo's mat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[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

[Dry Cleaning Bag from Baker Hotel]

Description: A dry-cleaning bag from the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas is shown here. The bag has an image of the hotel, taken from the front, as well as "The Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells, Texas, World Famous Health Resort". Further information on this artifact has not been forthcoming.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

First Baptist Church and Tabernacle

Description: Photograph of the First Baptist Church of Santo, Texas, a single-story stone building with an awning over its entrance. A shorter building with a shingled roof stands to the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Four Men on Wynn Mountain]

Description: Photograph of four men sitting on a railing along the side of a dirt road on Wynn Mountain near Mineral Wells, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Front of the Palo Pinto School]

Description: Photograph of the two-story brick Palo Pinto School. There are two rows of windows and a chimney can be seen at either side of the building. A tree grows in front of the school's entrance. A wood and wire fence is partially visible to the left and right in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[G. L. Rice & Co. General Store]

Description: Photograph of G. L. Rice & Co. General Merchandise store in Strawn, Texas. The two-story brick building has an awning over its opening on the right. The name of the business is painted onto its side. "I. O. O. F." is written over the awning. A man is standing on the roof of an incomplete building in the background. Another man stands next to a pile of building materials
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Garve Taylor's Store]

Description: Photograph of Garve Taylor's store on a street corner. The corrugated metal building has a front largely comprised of windows. A Coca Cola advertisement is painted on the side of the building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Greetings from Palo Pinto, Texas

Description: Shown here is the photograph of a postcard from Palo Pinto, Texas. The front has a photograph of a lake, trees, and a dirt road. The back of the card card has "Brown Road Scenes", and handwritten correspondence, that is not presented here.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
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

[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

[Hillside View of a Town]

Description: Photograph of the unpaved streets and wooden buildings of a town. A church stands to the right. Hills can be seen in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Hittson House on the 101 Ranch

Description: Photograph of the Hittson House on the grounds of the 101 Ranch near Palo Pinto, Texas. The wooden house has a chimney rising from its center, a tree growing to its left, and a barbed wire fence in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Homes in Strawn, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a group of two-story houses that stand behind a small wire fence. Trees, utility poles, and a windpump are visible among the homes. A grass field extends from the center of the photo to the bottom. A dog lies on the field near the homes.
Date: unknown
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

Inside Information about the Waters

Description: A souvenir booklet, shaped like a bottle from Mineral Wells. It is almost devoid of information, except to note that it was printed by the Harris Service of Ft. Worth, Texas (with its advertising mark of an arrowhead). A copyright was applied for is the last bit of information on the pamphlet's cover.
Date: c. 1919
Item Type: Image
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The J. G. Bump Home

Description: Photograph of a two-story clapboard house with a chimney stack rising out of the center of its' gabled roof. There is a small porch and veranda at the entrance that uses logs as supports. A slip of paper with a handwritten note that reads "The J. G. Bump Home Brad, Tx" is taped to the bottom of the photo mat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Joe and Rindy Bradford in Their General Store]

Description: Photograph of Joe and Rindy Bradford standing on either side of a crate labeled "Kuhn's Butter-Nut Bread, Mineral Wells, Tex." An older man sitting at a table behind them. Shelves with a variety of products line the walls of the store.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Men Gathered Outside of a Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of men standing on a sidewalk of a building. Streams of some kind of material come the top of the building's roof. A truck is parked on the road to the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association