[Nomai Family Video No. 7 - Denton County 170th Anniversary Celebration]

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This home movie documents the Denton County 170th Anniversary Celebration in Denton, Texas. The movie begins with footage of a historic fire truck and Laura Treat eating breakfast on the courthouse lawn. Event chairperson Georgiana McCoig, in period costume, welcomes attendees. Precinct 3 County Commissioner Bobbie J. Mitchell leads a prayer followed by speeches by County Judge Mary Horn and Mayor Chris Watts and Shaun Treat in the role of John B. Denton. Rose Taylor of Texas Woman's University (TWU) sings the spiritual "Steal Away." A historical marker is unveiled for Edna W. Trigg, Denton County school children sing "Happy ... continued below

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1 video (10 min., 44 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Nomai, Afsheen April 16, 2016.

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This home movie documents the Denton County 170th Anniversary Celebration in Denton, Texas. The movie begins with footage of a historic fire truck and Laura Treat eating breakfast on the courthouse lawn. Event chairperson Georgiana McCoig, in period costume, welcomes attendees. Precinct 3 County Commissioner Bobbie J. Mitchell leads a prayer followed by speeches by County Judge Mary Horn and Mayor Chris Watts and Shaun Treat in the role of John B. Denton. Rose Taylor of Texas Woman's University (TWU) sings the spiritual "Steal Away." A historical marker is unveiled for Edna W. Trigg, Denton County school children sing "Happy Birthday" to Denton County, and McCoig, Mitchell, and Horn cut birthday cake on the courthouse lawn.

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1 video (10 min., 44 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Spotlight on North Texas

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  • April 16, 2016

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  • Dec. 16, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

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  • Aug. 3, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

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Nomai, Afsheen. [Nomai Family Video No. 7 - Denton County 170th Anniversary Celebration], video, April 16, 2016; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc942647/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.