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 Resource Type: Clipping
 Collection: From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History
W. C. Wright Died Last Wednesday

W. C. Wright Died Last Wednesday

Date: 1906
Creator: unknown
Description: Newspaper article contains a summary of the life and death of W. C. Wright, an early settler in Denton, Texas. W. C. Wright died at the age of 70 after having lived under three flags, having served in the Texas Cavalry during the Civil War, and having served in a local militia. Wright became a wealthy farmer and trader and built and operated the Wright's Opera House. He was survived by his wife and seven children including Mrs. Effie Wright Williams.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
Celebrated golden wedding here Saturday

Celebrated golden wedding here Saturday

Date: December 18, 1916
Creator: unknown
Description: Description of the fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Boone Daugherty. Includes photograph of the couple.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
Denton Potter Creates Unusual Clay Articles on Oldest 'Kick' Wheel in Texas

Denton Potter Creates Unusual Clay Articles on Oldest 'Kick' Wheel in Texas

Date: August 14, 1926
Creator: Wright, Sena Allen
Description: Guy Daugherty uses an old kick wheel from the early 1870's to create artistic pottery sold throughout the United States. Daugherty continued his father's business and roamed throughout 23 states until finally settling in Denton, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
Denton County Courthouse, 1876 to 1894

Denton County Courthouse, 1876 to 1894

Date: February 3, 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: The first Denton County Courthouse was believed to have been burned in an act of arson in 1875. The second County Courthouse was built in 1876 and lasted until 1894 when lightning struck it. A photograph of the second courthouse included.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
[Bridges across Clear Creek on U.S. Highway 77 and interstate]

[Bridges across Clear Creek on U.S. Highway 77 and interstate]

Date: August 7, 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Newspaper pictures of the concrete bridge across Clear Creek on Highway 77 south of Sanger and the double bridge across Clear Crek on the new interstate highway.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
Looking Back

Looking Back

Date: 1963
Creator: unknown
Description: Three Sanger Courier newspaper clippings regarding the grading of main street in 1892, a tornado that damages Sanger in 1895, and a Sanger fire in 1909. Mr. N. P. Kirkland and family are pictured.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
Bedridden Boy Still In School

Bedridden Boy Still In School

Date: February 17, 1963
Creator: Burlage, George
Description: Newspaper clipping and photo regarding Larry Wayne Shell, a third-grader at Little Elm School. Larry broke his leg and was forced to stay at home. His family installed an intercom wire between the school and his room, so he could participate in the lessons. Mrs. Harmon was his teacher.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
They Had A Job To Do

They Had A Job To Do

Date: October 6, 1963
Creator: The Denton Record-Chronicle
Description: Denton Record-Chronicle newspaper clipping of a picture of Misses Gertrude, Hassie, and Nola Doyle of Slidell.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
Bridges Settlement Probably First Community In County

Bridges Settlement Probably First Community In County

Date: c. 1963
Creator: Denton Record-Chronicle
Description: Three newspaper clipping provide a brief history of the early settlements in Denton County, including the Bridges Settlement. The clippings also include photos of Hebron Baptist Church and the last standing cotton gin in Hebron circa 1963.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
City Passed Hat to Get TSCW

City Passed Hat to Get TSCW

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Newspaper clipping describing the formation of Texas State College for Women, now known as Texas Woman's University, in Denton, Texas circa 1903. Photographs of the Old Main Building and Cree T. Work are also included.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
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