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Pulley

Description: Iron pulley with wooden housing; for hand drawn well.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Farm Well]

Description: Copy negative of a well on the Wooddell Farm outside of Jacksonville. The well bucket is hanging on a wooden curbing and the gourd dipper is hanging at the side.
Date: November 18, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Field of Oil Wells and Power Lines

Description: Copy photograph of an oil field with several oil wells and power lines. The photograph was taken at a downward angle.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Oil Well

Description: Copy photograph of an oil well in the middle of a field. There are several other structures around the well.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Elderly Man with Young Girl

Description: Copy negative of Sam Graves and Pat McDaniel. Sam Graves is sitting outside on a chair next to a well in front of a porch. Pat McDaniel stands beside him holding his hand. There are yucca plants and cacti growing in the yard.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Perini Well #1 Coming In

Description: Copy negative of a pipe spewing liquid over a pool. In the background is an empty field and trees. To the right, a person is partially visible in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Rice Water Well

Description: Copy negative of Otto Bram on his farm in Wharton County, Texas. In the photograph, Bram and an unknown man are standing next to a rice irrigation well.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[The Crazy Well]

Description: This picture was taken in 1974, looking south on NW 1st Avenue from NW 4th Street, showing the metal cover, in the sidewalk corner, of the Crazy Well. It is full of Crazy water, ready to be pumped out and used. The building on the left is the west side of the present [2008] Crazy Water Retirement Hotel. This information was taken from Art Weaver's book "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells...", page 29. This well was the third one dug in Mineral Wells.
Date: 1974
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Well at Mission Concepcion

Description: Photograph of the well at Mission Concepcion in San Antonio, Texas. The well is made of stone and has a decorative metal arch above. Part of the Mission is visible in the background. Groups of people are walking on the sidewalk to the right of the well, and near the building on the left side of the image.
Date: May 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

Pedro Chavez and the First Well in Redford, Texas

Description: Paper about Carrasco family and their ranch in Redford, Texas where the first well was dug. Pedro Chaves, a child raised by the Carrasco family on their ranch in Redford. This is a research paper written by Saul Acosta for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1967
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Felipe Carrasco Getting Water from a Well

Description: Photograph of Felipe Carrasco (1897-1923) getting water from a well. This photo was included in a research paper by Rolando Ontineros for a history class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Plaque Below Well]

Description: Photograph of a plaque beneath a well at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. It reads: "The Convento Well, dug during the mission period, was in use in 1836".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

The well at the Alamo

Description: Photograph of a well under a tree on the Alamo grounds in San Antonio, Texas. It is a square brick structure with wooden braces at the top. A group of unidentified persons is visible on a path in the background, as well as part of a building and a wall enclosing the grounds. The well was dug during the mission period and was in use in 1836.
Date: May 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Photograph of the Well at the Pioneer Museum]

Description: Photograph of the well at the Pioneer Museum. The well is made of wood and has a hanging ornament. There is stone around its base. On the back is a stamp for Keller's Studio.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of Jabberwocky Antiques]

Description: Negative of Jabberwocky Antiques in Fredericksburg, Texas. The building is two stories and has a porch and balcony. The sign for the store is hanging from the balcony. In the front yard there is a stone well that has a small statue in the middle.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

Texas Carlsbad Water

Description: A group of people stand outside Texas Carlsbad Water. The Carlsbad was one of the earlier, and more popular drinking pavilions in Mineral Wells. It was located on NW 1st. Avenue, at NW 4th Street, directly across the street west of the Crazy Well. Its slogan was: Makes a man love HIS wife, Makes a woman 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 note the supports for possible electric lines, the unpaved street, and the horses obscurely visible at the far right of the photograph.
Date: 1895?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The Opening of the First Season at Mineral Wells

Description: A.F. Weaver obtained this cartoon from a jocular booklet titled "Inside Story About the Waters", now in the Palo Pinto County Album collection (q.v.). The booklet is written in the nineteenth-century burlesque tradition, and is not meant to be taken seriously. See also the cartoons "The First Well Was Dug Here in 1877" and "Mr. Lynch on His Way to Discover Mineral Wells."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The First Well Was Dug Here in 1877

Description: This photograph illustrates a cartoon. "1880" is written in ink at bottom of the photograph, evidently in correction of the cartoon. Lynch arrived in what would later be Mineral Wells in 1877. His first well, dug to forty-one feet in 1878, was dry. The second well, drilled deeper, was in 1880. Please see also "Opening of the First Season at Mineral Wells" and "Mr. Lynch on His Way to Discover Mineral Wells." The cartoon appears to have been taken by A. F. Weaver from a jocular booklet titled "Inside Story About the Waters" which is in the holdings of the Palo Pinto County Album (q.v.). The booklet was written in the nineteenth-century burlesque tradition, and Weaver makes no comment on the cartoon or the booklet.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[John Sutherland Well]

Description: Photograph of the stone John Sutherland well at the baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A chain link fence is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Grammer, Shirley
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[Well Blowout]

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of a well blowout near Taft, Texas. In the distance, there is a well to the left of the image. On the right, there is a fire. In the foreground, there is a barbed-wire fence.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

[Well at White Point]

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of three women standing on a well platform at White Point, eight miles west of Portland, Texas. The woman on the left is holding a piece of drilling equipment, and the woman on the right is holding an umbrella.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Sangcura Sprudel Wells

Description: The Sangcura-Sprudel Wells Drinking Pavilion was originally located at 800 NW Second Avenue. The building was later moved to 314 NW 5th Street, the porches enclosed, and it was converted into a rooming house. The Crazy Water bottling plant was built on this site in 1919. The rooming house that was the former Sangcura-Sprudel drinking Pavilion burned on December 5, 1973, just five minutes before Mineral Wells' annual Christmas Parade was scheduled to start.
Date: 1900?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library