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A Brief History or A Statement of Facts of Mineral Wells, Texas From 1881 to 1921

Description: This photograph illustrates a booklet written by Mr. H. M. Berry, Mineral Wells' first school teacher. Published in 1921, it contains his recollections of the history of the development of the city of Mineral Wells from his arrival in 1881 to the date of publication of the booklet. (The booklet in its entirety is included in the latter portion of this collection.) While the booklet contains details that vary from other references, it contains valuable minutiae of many events in Mineral Wells' early history.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Historical and Pictorial Review: National Guard of the State of Texas, 1940

Description: Book describing the history of the U.S. National Guard in Texas including a written description of involvement in actions as well as lists of various important persons and locations. It also includes a pictorial yearbook of the members of the National Guard for 1940.
Date: 1940
Creator: Texas. National Guard.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Scrapbook: Mineral Wells, Mayor Harris]

Description: Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, and other materials related to the life of D. C. Harris and his time as mayor of Mineral Wells, Texas as well as information about news and events in the town. Many of the pages include handwritten explanations and annotations.
Date: unknown
Creator: Harris, Helen
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Scrapbook History of Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto County

Description: Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials to document important people, organizations, places, and events of significance to the history of Palo Pinto County and Mineral Wells, Texas. It includes a rough table of contents with page numbers for some of the highlights.
Date: unknown
Creator: Woodruff, Bess
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Howard Family Album]

Description: Scrapbook documenting information about the Howard family and the history of Mineral Wells in Palo Pinto County, Texas. It includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and other documents along with handwritten notes and annotations.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Camp Wolters Service Album]

Description: Photo album of Private Gerald H. Hoffman, in a standard Camp Wolters "Service Album" book that includes pre-printed information sheets at the front. The photographs include handwritten identifications and annotations; some other loose materials have also been put into the book.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hoffman, Gerald H.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Medical Facts for Pilots

Description: This pamphlet gives an overview of information for pilots to maintain good health and recognize warning signs of problems they might face specific to flying.
Date: July 1972
Creator: Siegel, Peter V. & Mohler, Stanley R.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The United States Army Welcomes You to its Newest Aviation Training Center, 13 July 1956

Description: This pamphlet was a program for the activities surrounding the formal reconstitution of Camp Wolters as an Army installation. It includes a greeting from Colonel John L. Inskeep, a brief history of Camp Wolters, a list of the day's events, and two sketched maps of the camp and parade grounds.
Date: July 13, 1956
Creator: United States. Army.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

A Camera Trip Through Camp Wolters: A picture book of the camp and its activities

Description: According to the introduction, "Here is your Camp Wolters, a photo-record of faces and places to hold for you the memory of your first days in Our Army at this infantry replacement training center." The booklet includes photographs and a commentary regarding different sorts of training and exercise, meal times, recreational activities, and camp buildings.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The Last Days of Camp Wolters, 15 August 1946

Description: This pamphlet describes the last eight months of Camp Wolters, during which time it was closed down, and its personnel were transferred to positions in other places.
Date: August 15, 1946
Creator: Coing, Edward E.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 21: Visitors

Description: This volume includes photographs of visitors to Fort Wolters. Images include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, several generals, and assorted dignitaries.
Date: unknown
Creator: Casper, Willie H., Jr.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 16: Historic

Description: This volume includes photographs of local citizens, pictures of the Possum Kingdom dam, and a record of a visit to the Fort from [then] Senator Lyndon B. Johnson.
Date: unknown
Creator: Casper, Willie H., Jr.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 19: Foreign Students

Description: This volume features photographs of foreign military students attending the U.S. Army Primary Helicopter Training School. Students came from Australia, United Kingdom, Burma, Chile, France, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Turkey, and Vietnam.
Date: unknown
Creator: Casper, Willie H., Jr.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 17: Aircraft Airports

Description: This volume includes photographs of the Mineral Wells Municipal Airport, maps, illustrations of aircraft, and articles on the Whirlybird, the Bell H-13 Helicopter, the OH-23 Raven the H-23D, the TH-55A Osage and the Hover Simulator.
Date: unknown
Creator: Casper, Willie H., Jr.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Hotel Guide, Highway Guide and Where to Go in Mineral Wells

Description: The cover page of a guide to the town of Mineral Wells, with information about the different types of water available, recreation activities, sanatoriums, and hotels is shown here. The clothes of the"Dyspeptic" illustrated at the bottom left suggest the late 1920's. Please note the gammadion (swastika) ribbons above and below the doggerel on the left side of the picture. The guide appears to have been printed considerably before the rise of the Nazis in Germany.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Ten Years Younger

Description: This picture displays the title page of a booklet about Mineral Wells, Texas health resorts, and how they could make people feel ten years younger.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chamber of Commerce
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Memories of 1934

Description: A 1934 Yearbook from Mineral Wells High School belonging to Nealia Dillard is shown here.
Date: 1934
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library