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[News Script: 1000 Republicans hear McCarthy]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about over one thousand persons attending a Republican Party fundraising dinner featuring Senator Joe McCarthy.
Date: February 10, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Working Girls]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a free vacation promotion offered to young working women by the Baker Hotel and Pioneer Airlines.
Date: September 26, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[A Panorama Taken in 1974 (first)]

Description: Shown here is a panoramic View of Mineral Wells, Texas taken August 8, 1974. The Baker Hotel and the Crazy Water Hotel are visible. The Convention Center is seen in the far left of the photograph. The view is from West Mountain, looking toward East Mountain over north Mineral Wells.
Date: August 10, 1974
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[News Script: Salesman of the year in Dallas]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Sales Executive club awarding Fred Florence the Salesman of the Year award during their seventh annual award dinner at the Baker Hotel in Dallas.
Date: December 29, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: T.B.]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Dallas Friends of the National Jewish Hospital celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Denver hospital with a dinner in the Baker Hotel.
Date: December 9, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Navy Secretary]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the new Secretary of the Navy, Charles S. Thomas, coming to Dallas for a tour of Navy installations.
Date: June 23, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[An Aerial Picture of Downtown Mineral Wells]

Description: An aerial picture of downtown Mineral Wells is shown here. The Baker Hotel (right middle of picture) and the Crazy Hotel (left middle) are included in it. Note: The "Welcome" sign was moved from its original location on the hill behind the Baker Hotel in 1972. It was moved to the east side of Bald Mountain which is due east of the Baker and now called Welcome Mountain, just above and to the right of the Baker Hotel, where it remains today. The Damron Hotel (shown one block this side, west of the Baker, in this picture) burned in 1975, thus dating this photograph to an era between 1972 and 1975.
Date: April 29, 1967
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[News Script: General Hershey]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the annual meeting of the National Guard Association of Texas, with featured speaker Lieutenant General Louis B. Hershey, who speaks of the Selective Service Program.
Date: April 4, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Excavation for the Baker]

Description: 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.
Date: 1927?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[A Panorama of Mineral Wells, Texas: Looking East]

Description: Shown here is Mineral Wells, Texas looking east. This photograph was taken from Northwest Mountain, by A.F. Weaver on September 5, 1997. The Baker Hotel is in the center of the picture, with the Second Crazy Water Hotel in front of and left of the Baker; and the Nazareth Hospital, to the left of the Crazy Hotel.
Date: 1999
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[ F. Troop 124th Cavalry ]

Description: Shown here is a picture of the F Troop, 124th Cavalry, taken on the steps of the Baker Hotel at one of their annual meetings in the 1960's. From left to right 1st row: J. Harrington, P. Henson, M. Yell, J. Scott, L. Holt, J. Cooper, W. McQueary, W. Holt, G. Rankin, 2nd row: F. Crow, J. Warner, T. Owens, L. Knight, A. Lee, R. Huddleston, H. Warren, C. Baker, L. Hudspeth, T. Newton, T. J. Newton, 3rd row: G. Hines, E. Warren, O. Keller, N. Yates, J. Kincaid, R. Bell, H. Rochelle, D. McMinn, G. Lee, T. Blanton, 4th row: J. Harrington, V. Poe, N. Stockstill, A. Hudspeth, H. Blanton, N. Kimbrough, W. Bell, 5th row: C. Kirby, J. Harrison, O. Martin, S. Whatley, J. Dews, Dr. J. Huey. F Troop served with distinction in the China-Burma-India Theater of war in World War II. England's Lord Mountbatten, Commander of the C-B-I Theater, dedicated a monument to F Troop in Mineral Wells, October 14, 1972. The monument still stands on the south side of the 500 block of SE 1st Street.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells, detail of doorway

Description: Photograph of the doorway to the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas. There are double doors in white with glass windows. The door on the left has a sign warning against trespassing. The hotel was built in 1929 by architects Wyatt C. Hendrick and Co. Architects. It has been vacant since 1972.
Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells, detail of top floor - the "Cloud Room"

Description: Photograph of the top floor, called the "Cloud Room", at the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas. There is a balcony around the wall. Several of the windows have been punched out. The hotel was built in 1929 by architects Wyatt C. Hendrick and Co. Architects. It has been vacant since 1972.
Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells, colonnade

Description: Photograph of the colonnade near the front entrance of the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas. It was built in 1929 by architects Wyatt C. Hendrick and Co. Architects. It has been vacant since 1972. The floor is made of red brick, and the walls of slightly lighter brick.
Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Dry Cleaning Bag from Baker Hotel]

Description: A dry-cleaning bag from the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas is shown here. The bag has an image of the hotel, taken from the front, as well as "The Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells, Texas, World Famous Health Resort". Further information on this artifact has not been forthcoming.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Man watching KRLD-TV Channel 4]

Description: Original black and white photographic negative taken by Dallas Times Herald staff photographer Bill Beal. This image shows an unidentified man watching KRLD-TV Channel 4 in the lobby of the Baker Hotel in downtown Dallas on the evening of November 22, 1963.
Date: November 22, 1963
Creator: Beal, Bill
Partner: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells

Description: Photograph of the front of the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, built 1929 by architects Wyatt C. Hendrick and Co. Architects. It has been vacant since 1972. It is at least twelve stories tall.
Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries