Mineral Wells (Images of America) by Sue Seibert

By Sue Seibert

The relations of James Alvis Lynch headed west from Denison, Texas, to discover a dry weather that may alleviate Lynch�s indicators of malaria and his spouse Amanda�s rheumatism. They traveled so far as the Brazos River, the place U.S. one hundred eighty crosses this present day, whilst considered one of their oxen drowned, and the opposite was once struck via lightning. To make issues worse, the Lynches realized of hair-raising stories of the struggles among Comanches and settlers. So on Christmas Eve in 1877, the Lynch family members determined to settle four miles east of the Brazos within the attractive valley among what are the East and West Mountains in present-day Mineral Wells. There, the Lynch family members stumbled on the mineral-rich water that mended their maladies and taken travelers from in all places to take the therapeutic medication. The geology of the world additionally introduced oil, gasoline, and brick crops, whereas the assaults on neighborhood settlers introduced an army presence to the sector. The heritage of Mineral Wells is alive at the present time, as many descendants of early pioneers nonetheless reside and paintings in the neighborhood, choked with delight for his or her households� contributions to the area.

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