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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]

Description: Letter from Maud C.Fentress to her son David discussing the length of time between his letters; a dialogue about David receiving a visit from an "Uncle";Clara Fentress' recovery from illness; news of a birth; the business partnership between Doctor Neely and Coleman; the construction of a "Livary" stable and the improbability of David selling his lot; church news; the departure of Frank for La Grange; town gossip; a dialogue requesting David to write frequently; a discussion about Peters who returned with "his wife's big fortune," his purchase of slaves, and an estimation of his remaining fortune.
Date: January 17, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Men with hats and sticks]

Description: Photograph of four man standing near and leaning on a wall. All four men are wearing wide brimmed hats while two of the men are holding walking sticks or canes. The numbers forty and forty-one are painted on the wall.
Date: 195u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Nailless Horseshoe

Description: Patent for horseshoe with extended sides that will bend inward to fit the shape of the horse hoof and that will be secured by screwing on nuts to pre-attached bolts on ears pressed against the hoof. Invention is a light and adjustable shoe that can be put on without the use of nails and can be removed at any time.
Date: June 5, 1906
Creator: King, Alphonse
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[An Early Street Scene in Mineral Wells]

Description: This photograph shows the corner of Mesquite and Coke Streets (Now [2008] NE 1st Avenue and NE 2nd Street) The picture was taken in 1912 after the Ben Hur motor car had stopped running (note its tracks). The Whatley Motor Company is now located where the Livery Stable was on the left at the time of the picture. The "Old Post Office" replaced the buildings on the right, and the Chautauqua was the large white building a block further up the street at the center. Information about this photograph was taken from A. F. Weaver's book "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells...", on page 82. The former Coke Street is labeled "Moore Street" (which was actually four blocks further north). The picture dates to 1905 when the "Dinky" car operation began and the Chautauqua was constructed.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Alamo Plaza at Crockett Street]

Description: Photograph of Alamo Plaza at the intersection of Crockett Street, looking southeast. Identified buildings from left to right are: the Hugo Schmeltzer Building, the Alamo (behind turret), a saloon, a livery stable, and an undertaker. The north wall of the three-story Menger Hotel runs behind the livery stable, parallel to Crockett Street. Horse drawn carriages stand at the edge of the park.
Date: unknown
Creator: Raba, Ernst Wilhelm, 1874-1951
Location Info:
Partner: San Antonio Conservation Society