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[Souvenir Views of Mineral Wells, Texas]
A pamphlet, shaped like a water bottle, with illustrations of the Mineral Wells area. Some pictures include unidentified visitors to the area that are enjoying the outdoor natural beauty. The statement "Patent and Trademark applied for by the Yeager Drug Company" is located on the lower left-hand portion of the photograph.
[A View of Mineral Wells from East Mountain]
A view of Mineral Wells and South Mountain, taken from atop East Mountain is shown here. Notable buildings are the West Ward School next to the "Little Rock" school house in upper right and Poston Dry Goods in left-center. The photograph was taken before the second high school was built in 1914.
[Inspiration Point]
The label on the photograph reads both "Possum Kingdom Dam" and "Inspiration Point". A. F. and Patsy Weaver are shown enjoying the view from Inspiration Point. A.F. Weaver himself took the photograph, using a tripod and camera timer,in the same vicinity where he had proposed to Patsy Weaver years before this photograph was taken. In the early part of the twentieth century,the internationally known evangelist, Billy Sunday, visited Mineral Wells. He was told about an outstanding view from a vantage point south of town. On seeing the vista for himself,the Rev. Sunday remarked it was truly an inspirational view. Since that time the viewpoint has been known as "Inspiration Point". This vista is seven miles south of Mineral Wells off US Highway 281, and approximately 40 miles below the Morris Sheppard Dam at Possum Kingdom Lake. It has been called one of the most beautiful scenic views in Texas. This picture has possibly been used in the course of the advertising of interesting things to see and do around Mineral Wells, which might explain the label attached to the photograph. Similarly captivating is a view from "Observation Point" the Dam at Possum Kingdom Lake. The two vistas, some 20 to 30 miles apart,overlook entirely different stretches of the Brazos, each with its own unique but spectacular view.
[Lake Mineral Wells, 1 of 4, Flood Stage]
Lake Mineral Wells, Mineral Wells State Park, is shown here in flood stage. Heavy spring rains dumped 7.2 inches of rainfall into the area over a violent week-end in March 1976, resulting in a flood that claimed 24 lives in fire- and water-related incidents. The dam is visible on the far left side of the picture, with water flowing over it. Flood waters cover a large part of the land between the photographer and the dam. The public boat ramp and fueling station are on the peninsula at the far right side of the picture. The picture is part of a group of films labeled "1977", but related news articles give the date as March of the previous year.
[Lake Mineral Wells, 2 of 4]
The dam of Lake Mineral Wells is shown here during a flood, March 1976. A large area of Palo Pinto and Parker counties received heavy rains (up to 7.2 inches in places) during a three-day period. The road directly below the dam was entirely under water, and the effect of water flowing over the road is barely visible. Heavy damage was also reported over a substantial part of the City of Mineral Wells as a result of the downpour.
[Lake Mineral Wells, 3 of 4: Sign]
A sign in front of the spillway (which was part of the dam for Mineral Wells Lake before it was rebuilt to a higher level during World War Two) says, "Water For Texans."
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 4, 1969
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 22, 1970
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 19, 1970
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 29, 1970
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 5, 1970
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 20, 1969
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 15, 1970
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 13, 1969
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 26, 1970
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 2, 1970
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 1, 1970
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 5, 1970
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 11, 1969
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 26, 1970
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
Brazos Tributary (Palo Pinto, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 9, 1970
Weekly newspaper from Palo Pinto, Texas covering news from Palo Pinto County along with advertising.
The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1926
Yearbook for Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, teachers, and organizations.
The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1955
Yearbook for Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, teachers, and organizations.
The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1953
Yearbook for Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, teachers, and organizations.
The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1925
Yearbook for Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, teachers, and organizations.
Famous Mineral Water
The Famous Water Company, founded by Ed Dismuke (still located at 215 NW 6th Street) has been restored, and still [2007] sells mineral water. The large concrete bottle depicts the original shape of the container of the product sold. Dismuke also established a plant on the east bank of Lake Pinto, west of Mineral Wells, to manufacture his "PRONTO-LAX" Crystals. He organized the Mineral Wells Lakewood Scenic Railway in partnership with local banker Cicero Smith, whose gasoline-powered "Dinky Cars" operated quarter-hourly between Lake Pinto and Mineral Wells from 1905 to 1909. The Famous Water Company currently sells three grades of water: Regular, full-strength mineral water; deep (400 ft.) well water; and deep-well water that has been ionized and filtered by reverse osmosis.
[Fred Estrada, Street Vendor]
Photograph of Fred Estrada posing next to a wheeled card that says "hot tamales." A street is visible behind him, including a number of storefronts and parked cars. A mail box is visible in the foreground on the right side of the image.
Crazy Paper Box Company
The Crazy Water Company built a plant in 1919 to extract minerals from its water, box the crystals, and sell them nationwide as Crazy Water Crystals. Part of the crystal enterprise included a box factory. Following an action by the Food and Drug Administration in the late 1930's, crystal operations were reduced and the box operation was diversified. A Mr. Breidling bought the machinery to construct boxes in 1940. He remained with the factory when it was sold to Pollock (A subsidiary of Regis). They added 22000 square feet to the plant, over and above the 56000 square feet already in existence.. They introduced two new machines into the plant, and got rid of the old ones. The plant continues (2016) to produced boxes for Christmas presents. Rumor has it (2016) that the Crazy Water industry plans to re-open the plant to produced Crazy Crystals again. "'Treetop' Erwin, left, was the driver of the Crazy Box Company truck" is written on the back of the photograph. The photograph is dated 1940, and can be found in A. F. Weaver's book, "TIME WAS In Mineral Wells", First Edition, 1974, on page 28. Special note: By magnifying the picture so as to be able to read the license plate of the truck, the date "42" becomes visible.
[A Farm House]
Photograph of a farmhouse in Palo Pinto County (possibly near Thurber), visible at the end of a round driveway of red soil. The house is two stories tall and has a long row of dormer windows above a full-length front porch. Several vehicles are parked in front of the home. On the right side of the image, a white fence marks the boundary of the yard and hills covered in scrub are visible on the other side.
[Mineral Wells High School]
This view of Mineral Wells High School, taken from the east in 1940, shows the 1884 "Little Rock School House" (Mineral Wells' first public school) on the north side of the high school. The larger school was built at 101 NW 5th Avenue in 1915. The second high school in Mineral Wells, it still [2008] stands. Three other high schools have been built since the last class graduated from this one in 1955.
[Mineral Wells High School]
This photograph was taken at the completion of Mineral Wells High School in 1915. The Mineral Wells Independent School District donated the building to the Fifty Year Club in 2007.
The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, October 5, 1945
Weekly newspaper from Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas that includes news of interest to United States Army personnel at Camp Wolters.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 10, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 11, 1931
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, November 17, 1944
Weekly newspaper from Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas that includes news of interest to United States Army personnel at Camp Wolters.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, March 8, 1929
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, May 11, 1945
Weekly newspaper from Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas that includes news of interest to United States Army personnel at Camp Wolters.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, January 13, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, July 14, 1944
Weekly newspaper from Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas that includes news of interest to United States Army personnel at Camp Wolters.
The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, September 15, 1944
Weekly newspaper from Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas that includes news of interest to United States Army personnel at Camp Wolters.
The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, May 4, 1945
Weekly newspaper from Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas that includes news of interest to United States Army personnel at Camp Wolters.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, October 14, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, December 29, 1944
Weekly newspaper from Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas that includes news of interest to United States Army personnel at Camp Wolters.
The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, August 4, 1944
Weekly newspaper from Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas that includes news of interest to United States Army personnel at Camp Wolters.
The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 14, Ed. 1 Friday, September 29, 1944
Weekly newspaper from Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas that includes news of interest to United States Army personnel at Camp Wolters.
The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 49, Ed. 1 Friday, June 1, 1945
Weekly newspaper from Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas that includes news of interest to United States Army personnel at Camp Wolters.
The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, August 11, 1944
Weekly newspaper from Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas that includes news of interest to United States Army personnel at Camp Wolters.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 11, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 17, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 35, Ed. 1 Friday, February 23, 1945
Weekly newspaper from Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas that includes news of interest to United States Army personnel at Camp Wolters.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, November 19, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Longhorn (Camp Wolters, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, August 25, 1944
Weekly newspaper from Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas that includes news of interest to United States Army personnel at Camp Wolters.