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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

[Men Outside of a Grocery Store]

Description: Photograph of men, horses, and a dog outside of a grocery store in Thurber Junction, Texas. A man in a vest stands on the building's covered porch. One man rides a horse-drawn wagon while another rides on a horse. A dog sits at the feet of the team of horses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Men Parked on Bankhead Highway]

Description: Photograph of men and children along the sides of Bankhead Highway. The dirt road curves between two rocky slopes overgrown with trees. Horse- and donkey-drawn wagons and a car are parked among men to the left, while several men stand to the right by a Model T Ford. A small child holds a shovel in the center of the road. Two of the men on the left are identified as John Price and Alec Besty.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Men with Machinery]

Description: Photograph of two men in a room with pieces of machinery. One man sits beside a piece of equipment to the right, while another man wearing overalls stands between two machines.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Miner Beside a Pile of Coal]

Description: Photograph of a shirtless man who is smoking a pipe and holding a mining pick. He is crouching beside a pile of stone and coal.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

The Mineral Wells Guide

Description: The Mineral Wells Guide, as it itself proclaims, was published for the out-of-town visitor. It contains facts about Mineral Wells, instructions about how to reach Mineral Wells, the water and baths to be found there, the Milling Sanatorium, recreation in the city, and various advertisements.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

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

[Mineral Wells, Texas, Post Cards]

Description: Postcards featuring various scenes from Mineral Wells, Texas. The eight post cards have been pasted onto a single piece of paper. From the top left, these postcards include images of cattle; a Mineral Wells welcome sign; its First Presbyterian Church; the Hexagon Hotel; someone boating on a body of water; a woman sitting on raised rocks and looking down at a creek; a drawing of the town; and a drawing of a church and community pool.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Mineral Wells, "The Carlsbad of America"

Description: Booklet about the history of, the various services available at, and the attractions in and around Mineral Wells, ("The Carlsbad of America")Texas. Published in 1905, it contains many photographic illustrations and a local map. Please note the colophon at the bottom of the pamphlet: "An empire--a nation within a nation."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Mr. Slaughter

Description: Photograph of balding and mustached man wearing a jacket, white collared shirt, and bow tie.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Palo Pinto School

Description: Photograph of a group of young girls and a schoolmistress standing in front of the Palo Pinto School. The school's walls are made of uneven stones. Two windows appear behind the girls, with two broken windowpanes on the left window. The reverse side of the photo's mat contains a list of names of those present.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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

[Palo Pinto School]

Description: Photograph of the two-story brick Palo Pinto school. Two rows of windows appear on the front of the building to the right, while the side of the building has four blank rectangular sections.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Palo Pinto, Texas]

Description: Photograph of Palo Pinto, Texas, as seen from the north side of town. The town's buildings are visible among bare trees. The Palo Pinto county courthouse is visible left of the center.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[People Posing Atop Donkeys at Lover's Retreat]

Description: Photograph of a group of people posing on donkeys at a rocky location in Palo Pinto County, Texas, known as Lover's Retreat. Two pairs of men and women are positioned from the left, with a young man named Bert Turner to the right. The second pair is Hugh Collins and his wife.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association