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GEOGRAPHY OF DENTON COUNTY
tation is continuing in an effort to eliminate the smut.
The Denton wheat is approximately seventy-five per
cent soft and twenty-five per cent hard. It makes fine
flour for biscuits and cake, but it is not so good for light
bread. When mixed with hard wheat it makes good
lightbread flour. The hard wheat, for the purpose of
mixing, is obtained from the northern part of Texas,
from the area beyond Wichita Falls. The Denton
Wheat is a soft red winter variety, while that from
north Texas is a hard red winter wheat. The Alliance
Mill, located in the city of Denton uses wheat grown
in this county. It has a daily capacity of 450 barrels or
88,000 pounds, allowing 196 pounds to the barrel.
The flour produced at this mill took first prize at the
Dallas Fair for seventeen consecutive years. At the
end of that time the Fair authorities ruled that the
Denton flour was prohibited from entering the contest
for future years. The Denton flour took first prize at
the World's Fair in St. Louis, 1904, and first prize in
an international exposition in Paris, France. Formerly,
flour from the two Denton mills, the Alliance Mill and
the Denton Milling Company, was shipped out of gulf
ports for Cuba and Porto Rico and until recently it has
been shipped to New York. At the present time Lou-
isiana and Texas are consuming most of the output. It
is only fair to state here that most of Texas wheat is
consumed by Texas mills which ship surplus flour out
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Cowling, Mary Jo. Geography of Denton County, book, 1936; Dallas, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90885/m1/79/: accessed April 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.