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[Johnny Brownrigg]

Description: Photograph of a City of Denton Police dispatcher Johnny Brownrigg at work showing equipment used. After civilian dispatchers were hired in October 1959, Officer Brownrigg returned to regular patrol.
Date: 1959~
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Cemetery permit for Dr. M. L. Holland]

Description: The permit certifies Ed Richards the authorization to erect a monument in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Dr. M. L. Holland on December 10, 1954. The document was witnessed by Chas. C. Orr, Jr., City Secretary.
Date: 1954-12-10~
Creator: City of Denton
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Cemetery permit for Mrs. I. J. Dooley]

Description: The permit certifies Roberts Monument Co. the authorization to erect a monument and 3 markers in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Mrs. I. J. Dooley on January 22, 1955. The document was witnessed by Chas. C. Orr, Jr., City Secretary. The work was approved on January 22, 1955 by D. W. Shoulders, Sexton.
Date: 1955-01-22~
Creator: City of Denton
Partner: Denton Public Library

Centurama

Description: The official program for Denton's centennial celebration on April 21-27, 1957 contains information about the events week, a brief history of Denton's foundation and progress, a map of Denton in 1957, and several advertisements for local organizations. Several photographs of early Denton County scenes, various historical markers, early buildings of North Texas State College and Texas State College for Women, and other mentionable landmarks are included.
Date: 1957-04~
Creator: Denton Centennial Commision
Partner: Denton Public Library

Jack Schmitz and Sons Funeral Home

Description: Photograph of Jack Schmitz and Sons Funeral Home, a horse-drawn casket wagon, a horse-drawn hearse, and a 1923 motor hearse. Jack Schmitz Sr. and Bob Schmitz are driving the vehicles. The photograph was taken in 1957 during the Denton Centennial. A caption identifying the vehicles is included.
Date: 1957
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton County Courthouse, 1876 to 1894

Description: The first Denton County Courthouse was believed to have been burned in an act of arson in 1875. The second County Courthouse was built in 1876 and lasted until 1894 when lightning struck it. A photograph of the second courthouse included.
Date: February 3, 1957
Partner: Denton Public Library

"Diversified Denton" in Texas Parade issue November 1951

Description: This issue of the Texas Parade contains an article entitled "Diversified Denton" and includes information regarding John B. Denton, the city of Denton in general, North Texas State College, and Texas State College for Women. The article describes Denton's schools, agriculture, commerce, and other attractions circa 1951.
Date: November 1951
Creator: Hugh Williamson
Partner: Denton Public Library

Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Description: Dr. Livelong's medicine show arrived by a donkey-pulled wagon on the courthouse square. Homer B. Bronstad of Denton High School was Dr. Livelonger. In the photograph, the ABC Belles are presenting their "Over the Top Tonic", made by Strong and Robust. It was "Guaranteed to cure all Centennial aches and pains." Mrs. Sy Lockhart, president of the Belles, presented comedy lines. The article for this event appeared in the April 5th, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle on page 5.
Date: April 1957
Partner: Denton Public Library

Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Description: Dr. Livelong's medicine show arrived by a donkey-pulled wagon on the courthouse square. Homer B. Bronstad of Denton High School was Dr. Livelonger. In the photograph, the ABC Belles are presenting their "Over the Top Tonic", made by Strong and Robust. It was "Guaranteed to cure all Centennial aches and pains." Mrs. Sy Lockhart, president of the Belles, presented comedy lines. The article for this event appeared in the April 5th, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle on page 5.
Date: April 1957
Partner: Denton Public Library