|Some more information on Mineral Wells!
Eyes on Texas
Chamber of Commerce
Haunted Baker Hotel
Ghost hunt inside the Baker
Official Baker Site
|Some ghostly gossip about the Baker Hotel:
A drunken woman supposedly jumped off the 14th story balcony, trying to dive into the pool. Of course she didn't live to tell about it.
The owner/manager kept his mistress in a cozy little apartment at the Baker, and her ghost still haunts that floor.
The tile floor in the penthouse has swastikas in its border. They were installed in 1929,
so they do not have an evil connotation. They were meant to reflect Navajo and Kiowa sun symbols.
Long ago, a young waiter died in the basement after he fell between the door of the elevator and the shaft.
In the end, he was half the man he used to be.
|Mineral Wells is located about 20 miles west of Weatherford on US 183 in Palo Pinto
County. It is the gateway to the North Texas Hill Country.
Here's a map to find your way!
|Ruins looking down onto Mineral Wells.
|Back courtyard at the Baker Hotel.
|The historic district shows off its mysterious waters. Or just a ditch.
|The Baker Hotel and its long defunct blue fountain. The swimming
pool is to the right.
|Art deco light delights
|How many different bricks do you see?
|David enjoys a sip of Crazy Water.
|Sturdy brick storefronts recall better times.