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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

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

D.W. Griffith Presents "The Birth of a Nation"

Description: This photograph illustrates a souvenir program from the silent motion picture, "The Birth of a Nation, the Most Stupendous and Fascinating Motion Picture Drama Created in the United States. Founded on Thomas Dixon's story 'The Clansman' " The motion picture presents an early 20th-century Southern view of Reconstruction.
Date: April 1, 1924
Creator: Griffith, D.W.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 13: Police, Fire, Training Aids, Band, Weather Squadron, Recreation, Prisoner of War Camp, Nike, Camp Wolters Enterprise, Parks

Description: This volume includes a brief history (and many photographs) of Fort Wolters' 84th Military Police Detachment, Fire Department, Training Aids, 328th Army Band, Weather Squadron, Recreation, Prisoner of War Camp 1943-1945, Nike, Camp Wolters Enterprise, and Parks.
Date: unknown
Creator: Casper, Willie H., Jr.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 9: Athletic Awards

Description: This volume includes photographs showing personnel receiving trophies and other recognition for sports activities at the base, such as basketball, golf, softball, bowling, and other sports.
Date: unknown
Creator: Casper, Willie H., Jr.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

PALOCADE Palo Pinto County

Description: Palo Pinto County celebrated 100 years of existence in 1957. Shown here is a picture of the cover of the official program of the pageant that commemorated this milestone in the county's history. Palo Pinto County began with its formation by act of the Texas legislature in 1856, and its subsequent organization in 1857. As part of the year-long centennial observance, a pageant noting significant events in the county's past was presented at the local football stadium. The program itself contains 28 pages of tidbits of history about people, places and events in the county's heritage, along with a schedule of events organized by the official Centennial Committee.
Date: 1957
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Pictorial History of Fort Wolters, Volume 7: Heliports, Stagefields, Directory

Description: This volume consists of photographs and diagrams of stage fields such as Sundance, Mustang, Rawhide, Da Nang, Phu Loi, Soc Trang, and many others. The U.S. Army Primary Helicopter School utilized approximately 1,350 square miles of airspace.
Date: unknown
Creator: Casper, Willie H. Jr.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library