Geography of Denton County Page: 79
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year, 1935, important shipments were made to twenty-
seven states in the union, and only two out of the list
were southern states. There are other pecan orchards
in the county and there is a bright future for a steady
and rapidly expanding market through-out the United
States for this particular crop.
In 1_92a__the. Southwest Turkey Association was
formed, and Texas men from Denton County played an
important roll in initiating such a movement. While
Denton County ranks among the first counties in Texas
in the production of poultry, the turkeys furnish a large
per cent of the poultry revenue. There have been
times when thirty-six cars of turkeys have been shipped
by rail and by truck out of the county in one year. The
Giant Bronze turkey and the white Holland turkey are
popular types here, and in 1930 the census gave the
county 54,000 turkeys. While chickens are raised all
over the county, poultry farms dot the Fort Worth and
Dallas highways, leading out of Denton in the central
sandy area. The English White Leghorn is raised as
the chief egg producer, though the Rhode Island Red
and the Plymouth Rock are almost as numerous. Den-
ton County poultry farms are officially inspected at var-
ious intervals by both the Texas Baby Chick Association
and by the American Poultry Association. Breeders of
both chickens and turkeys have built up national repu-
tations, and shipments of both eggs and baby chicks are
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Cowling, Mary Jo. Geography of Denton County, book, 1936; Dallas, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90885/m1/96/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.