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Mineral Wells in Palo Pinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mineral Wells

 
 
Mineral Wells Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
1. Mineral Wells Marker
Inscription.  A town built on water. Founded 1877 by J.A. Lynch, a settler who miraculously recovered from rheumatism after drinking the foul tasting, but apparently healthful water in this well.

As the news spread, hundreds converged to "take" the waters, and a boom town sprang up. Its commercial slogan "Crazy" arose from a reputed cure of insanity at the "Crazy Woman Well".

Although the water's curative value is likely due to dissolved epsom and glauber salts, amazing powers were attributed to it.

For years Mineral Wells was Texas leading health spa.
 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3394.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 32° 48.524′ N, 98° 6.768′ W. Marker is in Mineral Wells, Texas, in Palo Pinto County. Marker is at the intersection of North Oak Avenue (U.S. 281) and Southeast 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on North Oak Avenue. The marker is located on the wall of the parking
The Mineral Wells Marker on the wall image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
2. The Mineral Wells Marker on the wall
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lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mineral Wells TX 76067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Mineral Water Well (a few steps from this marker); Old Mineral Wells Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Famous Mineral Water Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Camp Wolters (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sam Savage (approx. 2.9 miles away); USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) (approx. 4.3 miles away); Americal Division - 23rd Infantry Division (approx. 4.3 miles away); Jack Llewellyn Knight (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral Wells.
 
The view of the Mineral Wells Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
3. The view of the Mineral Wells Marker from the street
The Mineral Wells’ Crazy Slogan image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
4. The Mineral Wells’ Crazy Slogan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   2. submitted on September 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   3. submitted on September 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   4. submitted on September 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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