[Photograph of Floodwaters at the Denton Public Library, Emily Fowler Central Library]

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Photograph of floodwaters at the Denton Public Library, Emily Fowler Central Library. A view of the parking lot in front of the Emily Fowler Library, Oakland street can be partially seen on the left side of the picture. Photograph taken from in front of the library. It had rained for many days when this flash flood occurred. A couple of people tried to drive out of the parking lot before the water had reached this level and their engines flooded. It happened in minutes. This photo was taken just as the rain was starting to dissipate.

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Couture, Leslie April 24, 2007.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and was provided by the Denton Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 3500 times, with 4 in the last month. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Denton Public Library

Denton's first public library opened on June 6, 1937, in Denton County Courthouse. It quickly outgrew the space and in 1949, the City of Denton donated a tract of land on Oakland Street for a new library.

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Photograph of floodwaters at the Denton Public Library, Emily Fowler Central Library. A view of the parking lot in front of the Emily Fowler Library, Oakland street can be partially seen on the left side of the picture. Photograph taken from in front of the library. It had rained for many days when this flash flood occurred. A couple of people tried to drive out of the parking lot before the water had reached this level and their engines flooded. It happened in minutes. This photo was taken just as the rain was starting to dissipate.

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Texas History Collection

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  • April 24, 2007

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  • Aug. 10, 2007, 8:57 a.m.

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  • Aug. 18, 2021, 11:37 a.m.

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  • 33.218703, -97.130273

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Couture, Leslie. [Photograph of Floodwaters at the Denton Public Library, Emily Fowler Central Library], photograph, April 24, 2007; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth27737/: accessed January 17, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.

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