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Texas Carlsbad Well [ 2 of 3: People on Porch]

Description: An early picture (probably taken from a newspaper) of the Texas Carlsbad Drinking Pavilion, located at 415 NW 1st Avenue. It stood across the street west of the Crazy Well and its first Crazy Drinking Pavilion. The large, two story Second Crazy Pavilion, built adjacent, and to the south of the first one, faced west toward the Carlsbad. The Carlsbad had been replaced by a brick structure by 1909. Stained glass windows were later added to the building that depicted Ponce de Leon and his "Fountain of Youth" mineral water that "Makes a man love HIS wife. "Makes a wife love HER husband, "Robs the divorce court of its business, "Takes the temper out of red-headed people, "Puts ginger into ginks and pepper into plodders." (Please see the picture one down, but one, for a better view of it.) This is the second picture of this image. The first one has been cropped, and does not show the outer parts of the picture. The third one is a slightly clearer picture. A colophon on the lower left corner reads: "Evans Photo Min Wells Tex"
Date: 1905?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[First Water Well Near Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of two men standing near the first water well near Port Arthur, TX. The well is a hand pump device with a wooden trough to take water towards a holding container. Both men are wearing hats. The man on the left is holding a small glass of water in his hand.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

Texas Carlsbad Water

Description: This photograph illustrates the Texas Carlsbad Well at Mineral Wells, Texas, one of the early drinking pavilions in the "City built on water." It was located at 415 NW 1st Avenue, directly across the street west of the first Crazy Well drinking pavilion. Shown here is an early picture of the Carlsbad, as later views show slight additions and alterations in response to competition among drinking pavilions for business.
Date: 1900?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Texas Carlsbad Wells, Mineral Wells, Texas

Description: Shown here is another picture of the Texas Carlsbad Wells, Mineral Wells, Texas. The Carlsbad was one of the early mineral water drinking pavilions in "the city built on water," located at 415 NW 1st Avenue, directly across the street and west of the first Crazy Well pavilion. The Carlsbad slogan was: "Makes a man love HIS wife, Makes a wife love HER husband, Robs the divorce court of its business, Takes the temper out of red-headed people, Puts ginger into ginks and pepper into plodders." The Carlsbad was on the Mineral Wells Lakewood Park Scenic Railway Line. Gasoline-powered trolleys, known as the "Dinky Cars", operated at 15-minute intervals between Mineral Wells and Lake Pinto from 1905 to 1909.
Date: 1905?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Apparatus for Hoisting Liquids from Wells.

Description: Patent for an “apparatus for raising liquid from wells by means of a compressed fluid, such as air or other vapors or gas“ (lines 9-12). The apparatus leaves liquid from the well under normal pressure during hoisting or pumping, and allows for varying amounts of liquid to be extracted.
Date: October 28, 1913
Creator: McCall, Duncan D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-Lift Pump

Description: Patent for an air lift pump. Illustrations included.
Date: July 30, 1912
Creator: Holmgreen, Julius H. & Underwood, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[A Photograph of a Public Mineral Water Well]

Description: This photograph was used on the dust cover of A. F. Weaver's book, "TIME WAS In Mineral Wells", Second Edition, 1988 It is identified as "Visitors to Mineral Wells at 'Public Mineral Water Well' around 1910. The picture was furnished by Mrs. Raymond York. On left is Ellie Landry of Dallas. Second from right is Mrs. William Whitehead Gardner of Lawrence, Texas, grandmother of Raymond York of Mineral Wells.
Date: 1910?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Double-Acting Pump

Description: Patent for new and useful improvement in double-acting pumps for those "deep-well double-acting pumps in which as single cylinder and piston are used" (lines 14-15), including illustrations.
Date: September 18, 1900
Creator: Stuckes, John M. & Smith, Earnest K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[John Mathiews Inspects a Well]

Description: John Mathews, owner of the Crazy Hotel, inspects a Crazy Water well under the sidewalk of the northwest corner of the present [2012] Crazy Hotel. The photograph was taken in 1974.It is featured in "Time Was in Mineral Wells" on page 29.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

A Watering Place

Description: Copy negative of two men and a horse-drawn carriage in front of a windmill, water tank and small wooden building. Written on the photograph is, "An attractive watering place where 56 families regularly secured their water supply. Government Starveout N.M."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[News Script: Water well]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the communities of Riley and Kleberg drilling a water well to service both communities.
Date: March 29, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections