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Telephone operators

Description: Toll office set up at 400 Congress Avenue due to fire which destroyed the toll bank in the telephone building at 410 Congress. Pictured L-R: Miss Anna Koch (Mrs. R. M. Ewalt), Beulah Morrow (Mrs. Beulah Davis), Clarence Oliver (Traffic Supt. for Texas ), Mrs. A. C. Newton (Toll chief operator), S. U. Barron, Marguertie Doris (Mrs. Marguerite Ravenelli), Lillie McGee, Laura Foster (Mrs. Laura Raley), Ollie Joyce (Mrs. Ollie Peterson).
Date: July 1916
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

KORC 1140 On Your Dial

Description: A picture of a KORC-KBS Microphone--"1140 on your dial" is shown here. Mineral Wells' radio history dates back to the 1930's when Mr. Hal Collins, owner of the Crazy Hotel, began sponsoring broadcasts originating in the hotel lobby. The radio station was founded and owned by Mr. Achilles Corcanges, and aired its first broadcast on December 5, 1946. Radio station KMWT-FM began broadcasting from Mineral Wells in 1970. The broadcasts were aired nationwide, at noon daily, over the Texas Quality Network. It advertised Crazy Water Crystals. Both stations' call letters were changed in 1983 to KJAS-AM and KYXS-FM. Many show business luminaries appeared on the shows. For instance, Mary Martin of Weatherford began her singing/acting career here.
Date: 1946
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Southwestern Bell Building

Description: Exterior view of a brick Southwestern Bell building as seen from across the street. The building sits on a corner lot and cars are parked along the street next to the building.
Date: August 23, 1951
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Five men in KNOW Radio Station]

Description: Five men broadcasting at KNOW Radio Station. The men are wearing suits and ties. One man is standing next to a microphone holding a sheet of paper. The four other men are seated around a table.
Date: November 12, 1951
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Joe Abreu's Associated Press Card

Description: Press card photograph of Joe Abreu. The car features a small photograph of Joe Abreu in the upper left corner. It features Joe's signature along with representative Lester Ketterman's signature. The card includes instructions to fire and police officials to allow media access to Joe.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum