Lover's Retreat - Palo Pinto County TexasLover's Retreat is one of the most scenic spots in Palo Pinto County. Back when it was open to the public, it was utilized by everyone in our county as a meeting ground or picnic area for many of the annual events. Families met here for reunions, churches held tent revivals and held in Palo Pinto County and many families report that it was the gathering place for their family reunion every year especially back in the '50's.

The stories of how Lover's Retreat was so named are as varied as the colorful quilts that my grandmother pieced.

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hexagonsThe Hexagon Hotel built in 1895 and opened in 1897 was the first building in Mineral Wells to have electric lighting. Its unique shape improved ventilation, an important accomplishment in the days before air-conditioning.