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GEOGRAPHY OF DENTON COUNTY
and the willow oak are, perhaps, among the best shade
trees for yards and lawns in the Denton habitat, though
it seems that few of them are planted as shade trees at
the present time. The three trees above mentioned as
shade trees stay green longer and are really prettier
than many other trees that are being planted. In
planting these trees the following rules should be ob-
served: dig a hole five feet deep-first two feet should
have clay soil, the next foot sandy soil, the next foot
gravel, and at the top one foot of barn-yard manure.
For the county as a whole the black locust and the
Bois d'Arc are especially recommended. The locust
does not do so well on the Grand Prairie section, how-
ever, for here it is subject to locust borers.
Let us continue the study of the Eastern Cross Tim-
bers. The central portion of the county has more people
than either the Grand Prairie or the Black Prairie. The
county seat, Denton, located on the western edge of the
Cross Timbers, has 11,000 people, one-third of the
population for the county. The two State Colleges,
located in the city, add an additional permanent popu-
lation of over 3,500. The people of Denton are en-
gaged in the type of work which most average towns of
this size would offer. It is supported by an attractive
and prosperous hinterland.
In the city are two flour mills, one of which makes
"Peace Maker Flour." Here is located a thriving
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Cowling, Mary Jo. Geography of Denton County, book, 1936; Dallas, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90885/m1/91/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.