in a Mineral Water Bottle|
Originally the town was named Old
Vineyard for local resident G. W. Vineyard.
In the 1880s Vineyard discovered
that sore on his legs were cured by spring waters. The healing powers of the waters
attracted a lot of attention and so the place was dubbed "Wizard Wells." The town
never prospered to the extent of other mineral springs, probably because it was
lacking a railroad link. The population was close to 200 from the 1920s until
the 1940s. Postwar mobility drained off its share of the townsfolk and now its
down to the reported estimate of 70.
Wells Texas Forum
Subject: Wizard Wells
My great great aunt was an early settler in Wizard
Wells. She and her husband married early in the 1860's and homesteaded there.
Her mother, Leticia Myers is buried in Wizard Wells Cemetery, but I cannot find
any trace of my aunt, Harriett Myers Brant nor her husband, Archibald G. Brant.
If you have any information on them, I would appreciate hearing from you at PHWMW@Aol.com.
- P Womack, El Paso, Texas, October 13, 2005
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