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[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

Memories of 1934

Description: A 1934 Yearbook from Mineral Wells High School belonging to Nealia Dillard is shown here.
Date: 1934
Item Type: Book
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Men Bricking a Road]

Description: Photograph of a group of men gathered and watching workers apply bricks onto a street of wet mortar. Low brick walls flank the road. Automobiles can be seen parked on either side of the road, and buildings are visible in the distance.
Date: 1926
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 in Front of Palo Pinto Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of a group of men posing in front of the Palo Pinto Courthouse. The men are wearing hats and dark clothing. The courthouse's entrance, sandstone block walls, and an arched window with open shutters are visible behind the group.
Date: 1890~
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 in Front of a Coal Mine]

Description: Photograph of a group of men posing at the base of a coal mining structure. A small plume of white smoke rises behind the men. A wooden building with two tall chimneys is visible in the background to the left. The third standing man from the right is identified as Thomas Edwin Hunter.
Date: 1906
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

[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