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[The Lynch Cabins]

Description: A drawing of the Lynch cabins, done by Jarmon Alvis Lynch, grandson of James Alvis Lynch. The drawing says "Alvis Lynch 77" in the bottom right-hand corner. The picture was apparently done from memory. The original mineral water discovery well is in the right foreground, with a windlass for drawing water. "Judge" Lynch and his family did not arrive in Millsap Valley until Christmas 1879. Note the tents in the right background. H. M. Berry, Mineral Wells' first teacher, noted in an article that when the reputation for the curative powers of the water spread, the area looked like "an army on the move" with health-seekers temporarily camping in tents until housing could be built for them.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

NW 6th Street-1906

Description: A legend on the photograph announces: "NW 6th Street: 1906." It shows two children on donkeys and a horse and wagon. The view is west from Welcome Mountain (now East Mountain.) It appears that the old McCutcheon home (now [2008] the Gil Hull home) can be seen on the right at 612 NW 6th Street.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Johnson's West Indies.

Description: Map shows major cities and railroads in Cuba. Also, cities in the Greater and Lesser Antilles, the Bahama Islands, Trinidad, the Florida "Reef" [Keys]. Shows political divisions, ship channels and "passages," and soundings along the Great Bahama Bank and banks off the Antilles, Jamaica, and the coast of Central America. Inset: The Bermuda Islands. Relief shown by hachures and form lines. Depths shown by soundings. Scale [ca. 1:6,540,400] and [ca. 1:563,200 ].
Date: 1864
Creator: Johnson, A. J. (Alvin Jewett), 1827-1884
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Johnson's North America.

Description: Map shows Russian possessions [Alaska], United States with western territories and states with Dakota [Territory] inclusive of [modern-day] Wyoming, Arizona inclusive of southern tip of [modern-day] Nevada, and "Indian Territory"; Mexican states, Canadian districts/states, West Iindies, and "Guatimala or Central America." Relief shown by form lines and hachures. Scale [ca. 1:16,000,000].
Date: [1862..1866]
Creator: Johnson and Ward
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Swimming at Lovers Retreat]

Description: Individuals are shown boating and swimming in Eagle Creek at Lovers Retreat, four miles west of Palo Pinto. The large swimming/fishing area of the creek is separated from the beautiful picnic area to the south of the creek (and to the right in the photograph), and also from a spectacular boulder field north of the creek. A suspension foot-bridge spanned Eagle Creek in this area. This view is from the suspension bridge, looking east on Eagle Creek.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[An Early Car at the Crazy Well Flats]

Description: Frank Richards (The driver, identified as "Dad") sits in a Thomas Flyer, parked at the Crazy Pavilion, in late October (or early November) of 1909. Dust on the car, extra spare tires, and a sign on the spares, indicate they have been involved in a "Pathfinder Endurance" run (from Fort Worth to San Angelo) for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The driver and passenger are dressed in typical "duster" clothing for cross-country travel. Frank Richards went on to maintain a successful Abstract company in Mineral Wells. His father, Thomas Richards, had the Star Wells Company in Mineral Wells. A cigar sign in the window suggests this was the drug store, then located in the southeast corner of the Crazy Flats. A sign on the hotel also advertises rooms for rent in addition to its being a mineral water drinking pavilion.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library


Description: Map shows county boundaries railroads, and major cities and towns for Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island. Includes numbered key to smaller counties in Ontario and Quebec. Inset: "Newfoundland on a reduced scale." Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:5,530,000].
Date: [1870..1890]
Creator: Fisk & See
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Birdseye View of Meridian

Description: Photo taken from top of Bosque Co. courthouse in Meridian, looking toward north, north east. Can see front and side of what is now the Lumpkin Bldg, going out Morgan St. Meridian College is in far background; the old mill to the back and side of the old church on Morgan St (Hwy 22). Scattered homes throughout country side. A "Rock Shop - Horseshoeing and General Repairs" sign on building behind what is now Barlett's Pharmacy.
Date: 1910~
Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission

[Wrecked Vehicle]

Description: Photo of an overturned bootleggers truck in Anderson County. This photo is possibly related to the wreck mentioned in the article below, which was found in the Palestine Daily Herald Newspaper on 23 December 1933. Shorty Burnett Makes Bond Today In Fatal Mishap Walter Wiley Killed In Climax of Chase Last Night By Officers; Big Liquor supply Is Found W.S. "Shorty" Burnett, local white man, posted $1000 bond in Justice A.G. Moore's court today on a charge of transporting intoxicating liquor growing out of a chase on highway 1? late last night that enuminated in the death of Walter "Moon" Wiley, 43, local painter and paperhanger. Wiley's neck was broken and chest crushed in an automobile chase that started near the city airport. He died upon reaching the Speegle-Dupuy Hospital in an ambulance. Wiley and another man, believed to be Burnett, were riding toward Palestine in a 1922 model Chevrolet coach when Deputy Constables John Neal and Olin Farish started after them. According to officers' story, Neal and Farish hailed the occupants of the fleeing car demanding them to stop, instead the car increased its speed and the driver made other efforts to prevent the officers from driving alongside, it was stated. When about six miles from Palestine, the car occupied by Wiley and the second man met another car headed west. Apparently blinded by the approaching machine the car in which Wiley was riding swerved to the right leaving the concrete and overturning. Wiley's companion crawled out of the wreckage and fled through the woods, officers said. About 1:25 a.m., Burnett's car was reported stolen from his garage. Officers said it was Burnett's car they were chasing. Burnett is under indictment for possession of intoxicating liquor and his trial has been set for next week. Following the fatal accident, …
Date: 1933~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Palestine Fire Department]

Description: Photo of the men of the Palestine Fire Department, posing outside of firehouse #1, home of the Hope Hook and Ladder Company. They were apparently getting ready to be in some sort of parade as there is a float in the background.
Date: 1880~
Partner: Palestine Public Library
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