[Scrapbook Page: Chain Gangs]

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Scrapbook page with a photograph of several men standing in a loose semi-circle, with two hounds in the foreground. Horses hitched to wagons are visible in the background. A handwritten note below the image says "About 60 yrs ago, people who were picked up and put in jail worked their fines out by working on the roads. They were chained together while they worked. And bloodhounds were carried along. (This picture brot. [sic] by the "Rose Twins" Bertie & Myrtle (1960)." We think that this might be a photograph of Lawrence T. Fox, who was in charge of the chain ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 21 cm., on page 36 x 27 cm. Denton County History Scrapbook II.

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Scrapbook page with a photograph of several men standing in a loose semi-circle, with two hounds in the foreground. Horses hitched to wagons are visible in the background. A handwritten note below the image says "About 60 yrs ago, people who were picked up and put in jail worked their fines out by working on the roads. They were chained together while they worked. And bloodhounds were carried along. (This picture brot. [sic] by the "Rose Twins" Bertie & Myrtle (1960)." We think that this might be a photograph of Lawrence T. Fox, who was in charge of the chain gangs, and his two bloodhounds, Lula and Lottie.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 21 cm., on page 36 x 27 cm. Denton County History Scrapbook II.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: DPL_RTH14-PH-03b
  • Call Number: D.TEX 976.4555 DEN Scrapbook II, p. 45
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth643120

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[Scrapbook Page: Chain Gangs], text, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth643120/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.