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52nd Annual Convention State Firemen's Association of Texas

Description: This program contains information about the Denton Fire Department, a biographical sketch about W. J. Austin, descendant of Stephen F. Austin and former president of the State Firemen's Association, a list of officers and members of the Denton Fire Department, and several photographs of firemen and their equipment. The booklet also contains information about the mayor and city officials of Denton in 1928, a photograph of Denton city hall, a photograph of Godwin Hotel, and the schedule of events for the annual convention of the State Firemen's Association of Texas. Some information about other Denton County fire departments is included. The program also contains several advertisements for Texas and Denton County businesses.
Date: 1928-06-12~
Creator: State Firemen's Association of Texas
Partner: Denton Public Library

City Federation of Women's Club

Description: Group of women from the City Federation, who were guests of the Texas Power & Light Company at Lake Trinidad, Texas. Pictured are: (bottom row, left to right) Miss Lee Williams (Pres.), Mrs. R. L. West (Treasurer), Mrs. Nettie Edwards, Mrs. Jo Blanks (Fanny), Mrs. C. C. Yancy, Mrs. Billy Woods, Mrs. Fisher (of Dallas, whose husband conducted the group); (top row, left to right) Mrs. Emory Curtis, Mrs. F. V. Garrison, Mrs. Dan Turner, Mrs. R. T. Mays.
Date: 1927
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Denton Fire Department and City Hall]

Description: Thirty-one unidentified men and two unidentified women are posing in front of the Denton City Hall and an early Fire Station on Oak Street. Two fire engines are visible with two of the men sitting in one of the engines. A motorcycle is also visible in the foreground. The City Hall and part of the Fire Station are one brick building with a bell steeple on top. A wooden addition to the Fire Station is shown to the left of the building. Many of the men are wearing Western-style clothing with Western hats. Some of the men are wearing three-piece suits with ties or bow ties. Gene Cook is sixth from the left. Billy Woods is behind the steering wheel. Mayor B.W. McKenzie is in front of truck in striped tie. Chief Clarence Smith is the man with a cane. (Men identified in the photograph in the book "Denton Fire Department Commemorative Album 1874-1988")
Date: 1926
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Telephone Directory: Sept. 1924

Description: Denton Telephone Directory includes numbers and advertisements for businesses in Denton and the surrounding area. The North Texas Telephone Company published the directory in September 1924.
Date: September 1924
Creator: North Texas Telephone Company
Partner: Denton Public Library

Famous in the West

Description: Cunningham provided information about El Paso, Texas in the late nineteenth century. He also wrote about early settlers, marshals, and criminals of the west in that time period. He wrote about "Billy the Kid," First Sergeant James B. Gillett, Tom Threepersons, Dallas Stoudenmire, John Wesley Hardin, and others.
Date: 1925~
Creator: Cunningham, Eugene
Partner: Denton Public Library

First Baptist Church. Denton, Texas

Description: Mrs. West sent a postcard with a photograph of First Baptist Church of Denton, Texas on the front to Mrs.T. W. Buell of Roanoke, Texas on April 1, 1924. In the message, Mrs. West informs Mrs. Buell of which train she intends to ride.
Date: 1924~
Creator: The Albertype Co.
Partner: Denton Public Library

[First TSCW Gymnasium Building]

Description: Photograph of the first Gymnasium Building at Texas State College for Women, now known as Texas Woman's University. Flowers, shrubs, and trees are in front of the two-story brick building with four Doric columns.
Date: 1922~
Creator: Carruth Studio
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Group of African American Women]

Description: Photograph of six African American women, one of whom is Myrtle Bell Moten. She and another woman are dressed in shorts, three are wearing pants, and one is dressed as a nurse. They are standing in a field with trees in the background.
Date: 1929~
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

Gymnasium 1922

Description: The entrance of an unidentified gymnasium is visible. The three-story brick building has four columns at its entrance. Two plots of flowers are blooming in front of the building.
Date: 1922~
Partner: Denton Public Library

Main Auditorium before adding lobby and studios

Description: The main auditorium of Texas State College for Women is shown before the adding of lobby and studios. Five doors and windows are shown on the front of the building. The old Household Arts Building is partially visible behind the auditorium, and the old Administration Building, now known as the Old Main Building, is partially visible to the right of the auditorium.
Date: [1922..1935]
Partner: Denton Public Library

Peoples Home Telephone Company

Description: The Peoples Home Telephone Company Directory includes phone numbers and addresses for businesses and residents of Denton and the surrounding area. The directory also includes advertisements for local businesses. The directory was updated on April 22, 1922.
Date: April 22, 1922
Creator: Peoples Home Telephone Company
Partner: Denton Public Library