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[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

[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

[The Mineral Wells High School Marching Band]

Description: The Mineral Wells High School marching band is shown here performing on a football field in the late 1930's. The band director at that time was Mr. Dave Brunswick. See also "Mineral Wells High School Concert Band."
Date: 1939?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Mineral Wells Street Scene

Description: Photograph of a street intersection in Mineral Wells, Texas. A single traffic light hangs over the intersection, and vehicles can be seen behind and in front. Cars and power lines are located on the street alongside businesses in the background.
Date: 1950~
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

[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

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

[Number 2 Coal Shaft in Lyra, Texas]

Description: Photograph of three buildings and a wooden coal shaft structure at the Number 2 Shaft in Lyra, Texas. Two of the one-story buildings sit on the ground besides a chimney and a cylindrical metal container. The other building is elevated on wooden supports with the coal shaft extending out of its roof. Piles of lumber trail from the buildings off toward the right. A small pile of pipes rests on the ground in the foreground to the left.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[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

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 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
Item Type: Photograph
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~
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

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