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Points of Interest in and About Mineral Wells

Description: A photograph of a collage in a Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce advertisement includes a postcard that pictures points of interest in and about the city. Pictured are: An aerial view of Camp Wolters, the Recreation Center showing a theater, gymnasium, and PX, with an inset of the base hospital; Possum Kingdom Dam and part of the eponymous lake; a local beauty queen; an aerial view of downtown Mineral Wells, Texas; Lake Mineral Wells (with the island that was inundated when the dam was subsequently raised); a view from Inspiration Point south of the city; and the Baker Hotel. The text publicizes the various assets and tourist attractions to be found in and around the "City Built on Water." One photograph in the collage is upside-down.
Date: 1950?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Three Men in Front of a Shop]

Description: Photograph of three men gathered together in front of a shop, which is displaying guitars, watches, and jewelry in the window behind them. The sign above the window says "Loans at 3%," and the sign below the window has the word "Bargains" in it.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Hodges Dry Goods Company]

Description: The Hodges Dry Goods Company was established in 1885 and the building on Oak Street was built in 1892 by A.B. and D.M. Hodges. The building was 50 by 100 feet. At the corner of Oak and N. Magonlia and it was the first business establishment on Oak Street.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[600 Block S. May - Dilley's Iron Foundry]

Description: Illinois-native George Mansfield Dilley, the prominent railroad-building contractor who played an instrumental role in the expansion of railroads throughout Texas and the South, established this foundry in 1873, one year after the railroad arrived in Palestine. The George M. Dilley & Son Foundry, located adjacent to the I&GN tracks, at one time contained more than ten buildings. The enterprise manufactured some farm equipment and machinery, but its primary output was gray iron and brass castings for Texas railroads. The elder Dilley moved to Dallas in the 1880s, but the foundry continued to be run by his son, George Edward Dilley – one of Palestine’s most prominent citizens of the late 19th century. G.E. Dilley continued operations at the foundry until his death in 1932; his son Clarence V. Dilley then took over until his own death five years later. In the mid-1930s, the plant had an average payroll of about twenty thousand dollars, for a workforce of twenty to twenty-five men. The foundry ceased operations in the late 1930s. All that remains today are the frame office building, the nearby brick brass furnace building, and a lengthy iron fence which borders the property and faces May Street (which local historians believe was named after G.M. Dilley’s infant daughter, Edna May Dilley, who died in 1872).
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Palestine Young Mens Business Association Bldg]

Description: This building was the home of the Young Mens Business Association, which later became the Palestine Chamber of Commerce. It was located on Spring Street (once known as Front Street) in the "new town" section of Palestine, which was along the railroad tracks. This picture was probably taken in the early 1900's.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Beaumier Iron Works]

Description: Photograph of the Beaumier Iron Works Building. It is a brick building with four windows along the front. There is a train to the left.
Date: July 30, 1915
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

"C" Street, Floresville, TX

Description: Photo of the busy downtown street in Floresville, Texas. The photo was taken at the corners of Third and what is today "C" streets. The business in the near right is the First National Bank next door to the Bakery. Noteworthy in this photo is the electric or telephone pole that is outside the bank.
Date: unknown
Creator: G. KruPe Co. Milwakee
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

Toolen's Tourist Camp

Description: Photograph of tourist camp. Photograph of Toolen's Tourist Camp, Van Horn, TX. Caption reads, "Toolen's Tourist Camp, Van Horn, Texas. Steam Heated Rooms, Linens Furnished, Garages in Connection." Built in 1915. Located on 6th Street in Van Horn, TX.
Date: unknown
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum