Burial of John B. Denton

Burial of John B. Denton

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Burial of John B. Denton on the lawn of the Denton County Courthouse. The pall bearers were John W. Gober, E. B. Orr, L. Willis, J. M. Swisher, J. H. Hawkins, W. C. Wright. Rev. J. T. Denton, one of John B. Denton's sons, was in charge of the services. Son John B. Denton, Jr. and grandson Wiliam Baker were also present.
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North Side of Denton Square

North Side of Denton Square

Date: 1889
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of the business section on the north side of the Denton Square around 1889. All the building were constructed of wood, with board sidewalks of even lengths to aid the pedestrian in keeping out of the mud and sand of the unpaved streets. On the left is the three-story Cronston building. The Francis Hardware Store was on the lower floor. The Woodbine building was next to the Cronston and adjoining was Clay Wither's store. Emory C . Smith's law office and R. A. Cobb's confectionery in the next two buildings followed by the McNeil dry goods store. The vacant lot was where the Lacy Hotel had burned down two years before. A saloon stands next and it is connected to a large building in which a meat market was operated.
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North Side of Denton Square

North Side of Denton Square

Date: 1889
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of the business section on the north side of the Denton Square around 1889. All the buildings were constructed of wood, with board sidewalks of even lengths to aid the pedestrian in keeping out of the mud and sand of the unpaved streets. On the left is the three-story Cronston building. The Francis Hardware Store was on the lower floor. The Woodbine building was next to the Cronston and adjoining was Clay Wither's store. Emory C . Smith's law office and R. A. Cobb's confectionery in the next two buildings followed by the McNeil dry goods store. The vacant lot was where the Lacy Hotel had burned down two years before. A saloon stands next and it is connected to a large building in which a meat market was operated.
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Denton County Courthouse

Denton County Courthouse

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Exterior view of the Denton County Courthouse. Five unidentified individuals are standing outside of the courthouse. It was built in 1876 at a cost of $40,000 and was condemned in 1894.
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Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Date: April 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Dr. Livelong's medicine show on the courthouse square. Homer B. Bronstad of Denton High School was Dr. Livelonger and music was presented by Ben Boone, James Stanfield, Dale Phillips and Raymond Turner. In the photograph, the ABC Belles are presenting their "Over the Top Tonic", made by Strong and Robust. It was "Guaranteed to cure all Centennial aches and pains." The article for this event appeared in the April 5th, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle on page 5.
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Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Date: April 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Dr. Livelong's medicine show arrived by a donkey-pulled wagon on the courthouse square. Homer B. Bronstad of Denton High School was Dr. Livelonger. In the photograph, the ABC Belles are presenting their "Over the Top Tonic", made by Strong and Robust. It was "Guaranteed to cure all Centennial aches and pains." Mrs. Sy Lockhart, president of the Belles, presented comedy lines. The article for this event appeared in the April 5th, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle on page 5.
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Costumed Women

Costumed Women

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Unidentified women are dressed up for Denton's centennial celebration on the Denton Square in front of the Denton County Courthouse. An unidentified boy is on the right side of image leaning on a set of wooden stocks that have a sign on them which reads: Ye Olde Kangaroo Court Stocks; Courtesy D. B. Boyd.
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Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Date: April 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Dr. Livelong's medicine show arrived by a donkey-pulled wagon on the courthouse square. Homer B. Bronstad of Denton High School was Dr. Livelonger. In the photograph, the ABC Belles are presenting their "Over the Top Tonic", made by Strong and Robust. It was "Guaranteed to cure all Centennial aches and pains." Mrs. Sy Lockhart, president of the Belles, presented comedy lines. The article for this event appeared in the April 5th, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle on page 5.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Date: April 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Dr. Livelong's medicine show on the courthouse square. Homer B. Bronstad of Denton High School was Dr. Livelonger and music was presented by Ben Boone, James Stanfield, Dale Phillips, and Raymond Turner. In the photograph, the ABC Belles are presenting their "Over the Top Tonic", made by Strong and Robust. It was "Guaranteed to cure all Centennial aches and pains." The article for this event appeared in the April 5th, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle on page 5.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library
Burial of John B. Denton

Burial of John B. Denton

Date: November 21, 1901
Creator: unknown
Description: Group of individuals on the Denton Square for the burial of John B. Denton on the lawn of the Denton County Courthouse. The pallbearers are E. B. Orr, L. Willis, J. M. Swisher, John W. Gober, J.H. Hawkins, and W. C. Wright. The Minnis and Curtis Drugstore can be seen in the southeast corner of the square. The Exchange National Bank can be seen in the background. This photo was given to the Library by Bess Minnis McFadden, according to a Denton Record Chronicle article from July 2, 1967.
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