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[A Street Scene, Taken About the 1930's]
This photograph illustrates the "New" Crazy Hotel on North Oak Avenue, which opened in 1927 after the earlier hotel burned March 15, 1925. Many automobiles typical of the period can be seen on the street. Note the following businesses: The Tom Moore Drug Company, a barber shop, a cafe, Young's Studio, a bath house, and the Crazy Drug.
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, 1925
Yearbook for Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, teachers, and organizations.
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 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 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 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 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 Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 18, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 18, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 15, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, October 8, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 6, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 23, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, December 3, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, September 30, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, March 4, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, December 9, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, March 18, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, February 22, 1929
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, October 12, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 1, Ed. 1 Monday, September 13, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, November 2, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, September 24, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, February 18, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, October 26, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 13, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 14, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 1, Ed. 1 Monday, September 12, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, April 29, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, February 10, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, February 24, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, November 4, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, April 1, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 14, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 21, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, March 30, 1928
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, October 28, 1927
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
[The Hexagon Hotel]
A picture of the Hexagon Hotel. See also "Hexagon Hotel [with history]." This picture was taken in 1925. Note the construction of the Convention Hall beside the Hexagon Hotel on the right. The Convention Hall was demolished in 1977
[Photograph of the First Mineral Wells Golf Country Club]
A photograph of the first clubhouse of The Mineral Wells Golf and Country Club is shown here. This picture comes from Knights of Pythias Album, 1925. The swimming area and lifeguard station can be seen at the far left of the picture.
[The Convention Hall, Built in 1925]
This photograph shows the Convention Hall, which was built in 1925 to accommodate the West Texas Chamber of Commerce Convention. The lack of signage on the front of the building--along with copious bunting--suggests that the photograph was taken at its dedication. The picture is featured in "Time There Once was", page 164. The Convention Hall was demolished in 1976.
[Photograph of New Suspension Bridge at Lover's Retreat]
This is a photograph of a suspension bridge for pedestrian traffic across Eagle Creek at Lover's Retreat. Formerly a public park, and now on private property, it was located four miles west of Palo Pinto on the old Bankhead Highway (now U.S. Highway 180).
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 12, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 31, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
The Tattler (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 15, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 28, 1926
Student newspaper from Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas that includes local and school news along with advertising.
[Milling's Sanitarium and Water Well ]
The gazebo-like structure shown in the picture protects a water pump in front of the Milling Sanitarium. The sanitarium was built about 1929 on what was then the 2500 block of Southeast 6th Avenue. It later became the Irvine Sanitarium. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 2399) occupies the building as of 2010. The fate of the structure shown here is unknown.
Convention Hall, West Texas Chamber of Commerce, Mineral Wells
This photograph shows a view of Mineral Wells from East Mountain. It is inscribed "Convention West Texas Chamber of Commerce." A companion picture is dated "May 4-5-6, 1925". The train depot is in the left middle background. The church in the middle foreground is the First Methodist Church, and immediately behind and above it is the Lamar Bath House and Hotel. The home to the left (east) of the Methodist Church was the home of Pharmacist C. Y. Yeager.
We lost our job at Mineral Wells, Texas
This is a picture that was found in Mr. Weaver's collection, and captioned "We lost our job at Mineral Wells, Texas." This type of advertising was used by most of the drinking pavilions in this popular health resort to tout the beneficial effects of Mineral Wells' waters. There were numerous testimonials attesting the truth of such claims. When the Food and Drug Administration began to enforce the nation's drug laws vigorously in the mid-1930's, however, there were no rigorous scientific test data to document such claims, or to warn of possible side effects that taking the mineral water might cause. Consequently, this sort of advertising was banned after the 1930's.
[The Mineral Wells High School Concert Band]
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."
[An Aerial View of Mineral Wells]
A panoramic view of Mineral Wells looking southwest from East Mountain, Poston's Dry Goods store may be seen in the middle left of the picture, and the Old High School, Rock Schoolhouse, and West Ward School are visible next to West Mountain skyline in the upper right corner of the picture.
Crazy Hotel: Formal Opening Menu
This photograph shows a SOUVENIR MENU on the occasion of the formal opening of the Crazy Hotel on March 11, 1927. The hotel, now [2008] a retirement hotel, is still located on the corner of N. Oak Avenue and NW 3rd Street, Mineral Wells, Texas. It was closed as a retirement hotel, under a considerable cloud, in 2010.
[The Burning of the First Crazy Hotel]
The first Crazy Hotel burned in 1925. This photograph shows the fire as it is burning out, and only a few pieces of the structure still stand. The sign seen in the left part of the photo says "Crazy Drug Co." which was the pharmacy inside the hotel. The hotel was rebuilt and claims to be fire-proof.
[The Burning of the Crazy Flats]
The "Crazy Flats" drinking pavilion, with rooms for rent, replaced a two-story Crazy Water drinking pavilion in 1909. The first Crazy Hotel was built in 1912, and an annex was added to it in 1914. A fire in the Drug Store of the "Crazy Flats" (SE corner of the Crazy Flats building) on March 15, 1925, destroyed the entire Crazy block. The burned-out site of the Crazy Hotel was bought in 1926 by Carr Collins. A "New", completely rebuilt, Crazy Hotel was promoted as fireproof, since it was built with solid cement walls and ceilings. The former "New Crazy Hotel" had a roof garden (with glassed-in ceiling) for dancing, and colorful past that included a daily radio show originating in its Lobby and broadcast nationally over KTQN (the Texas Quality Network). It had survived the Great Depression of the 'thirties, World War I, the Korean "Police Action", and the Viet Nam War. Those interested in a more detailed story are referred To Guy Fowler's book, "Crazy Water."
[Excavation for the Baker]
Excavation work and clearing of the two blocks in downtown Mineral Wells for the Baker Hotel is shown here. In the background is the Dr. Thompson home, the old First Methodist church and parsonage. The parsonage was moved to the corner of SE 3rd Street & SE 5th Avenue. The filling station in the foreground was located where Murray's Grill parking lot once was [ca. 1950]. The Piedmont Hotel was across the street (NE 1st Avenue.) where the Baker Hotel garage building is now [2009]located. The work has just begun clearing the lots. The tower on top of East Mountain is barely visible above the welcome sign that was erected there in 1925. This photograph comes from the Young collection.
First Car of Shale
"First car of shale" is the legend printed on the original photograph. The car bears the marking "H.M.X. 20" on the rear. The picture probably commemorates the opening of Mineral Wells' fledgling brick manufacturing industry, as the appearance of a gentleman wearing a tie and wielding a shovel suggests a celebration of sorts. His attire shown is typical of summertime 1930's dress. The photograph bears the legend that it was restored by A.F. Weaver.