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What the Well? Why It Took Mineral Wells So Long to Become the Official Wellness Capital of Texas

July 14, 2023 | By Amanda Ogle

Located about an hour west of Fort Worth, Mineral Wells is a small town built on the idea of wellness, as people flocked to the area starting in the late 1800s to drink the local well water that became famous for its healing properties.

Mineral Wells’ “Home of Crazy” Sign Back After 62 Years

March 24, 2020 | By Gene Fowler

Back in the day—from 1933 to 1958—travelers on the Bankhead Highway were greeted with an unusual sign as they drove through the heart of Palo Pinto County’s biggest town.

Taking the Waters: The Fascinating History of Texas’ Mineral-Water Resorts

February 28, 2019 | By Gene Fowler

Dr. John Sutherland would have died in the Battle of the Alamo had William Travis not dispatched him as a messenger to Gonzales.

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