Geography of Denton County Page: 75
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Coco-Cola bottling plant. On the outskirts of the city
is a plant which cuts monument stones of granite, mar-
ble, limestone, and sandstone. The Texas granite has
such a large amount of hornblende that it is often too
much of a risk to use it for small monuments. Some of
the marble and granite are imported from Georgia and
Vermont. Denton has one of the finest brick plants in
the whole country. It belongs to the Acme Brick Com-
pany. The county is rich in brick making materials and
there are outstanding possibilities for Portland Cement
plants. The brick plant has been closed for several
years, because there has been a decrease in building, but
recently it has opened again. The clay layer from
which the brick is made is about 25 feet beneath the
Woodbine sands and has a vertical thickness of nearly
30 feet. The clay stratum is of a white arenaceous ma-
terial. A trip to the brick plant would give one an op-
portunity to see the base of the Woodbine formation.
D-entq oncunty is one of the leading horicultural
counties in Texas. There are located here about one-
half dozen nurseries equal to any in the country in
quality of stock produced. Fruit trees, cut flowers, and
shrubs are grown, and frequently shipments are made
to points as far distant as New York and Chicago. Some
of the nurseries ship shrubs to Pennsylvania with much
success. The fine sandy strip through the center of the
county has gained a national reputation for growing
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Cowling, Mary Jo. Geography of Denton County, book, 1936; Dallas, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90885/m1/92/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.