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Denton Jaycee-ettes, 1956-1957, Yearbook

Description: Yearbook of Denton Jaycee-ettes includes the creed of the group, lists of officers and members, social calendar, constitution, and by-laws.
Date: 1957
Creator: Denton Jaycee-ettes
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas Woman's University

[Julia Williams, In Account With The Dallas Morning News]

Description: Receipt for an ad posted in the Dallas Morning News by Julia Williams on Sunday February 15, 1959. Williams advertised three Shetland fillies for sale. The ad is also contained. Rue Simmons documented the charge of $3.30 for the advertisement.
Date: February 19, 1959
Creator: Dallas Morning News
Item Type: Text
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.
Date: c. 1954-12-10
Creator: City of Denton
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Cemetery permit for Lester Edward Fry]

Description: The permit certifies Denton Monument Works the authorization to erect a marker in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Lester Edward Fry on June 16, 1955.
Date: c. 1955-06-16
Creator: City of Denton
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Cemetery permit for Mrs. W. S. Fry]

Description: The permit certifies Denton Monument Works the authorization to erect a marker in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Mrs. W. S. Fry on June 16, 1955.
Date: c. 1955-06-16
Creator: City of Denton
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Cemetery permit for Mrs. Lamb]

Description: The permit certifies Denton Monument Works the authorization to erect a monument in the Oakwood Cemetery for Martha McReynolds on June 16, 1955.
Date: c. 1955-06-15
Creator: City of Denton
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Cemetery permit for Mr. and Mrs. Will Williams]

Description: The permit certifies Denton Monument Works the authorization to erect a monument in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Mr. and Mrs. Williams on June 16, 1955.
Date: c. 1955-06-16
Creator: City of Denton
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Cemetery permit for Mrs. W. S. Fry]

Description: The permit certifies Denton Monument Works the authorization to erect a monument in the I.O.O.F Cemetery for W. S. (Bill) Fry on June 16, 1955.
Date: c. 1955-06-15
Creator: City of Denton
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Cemetery permit for Francis M. Craddock]

Description: The permit certifies Denton Monument Works the authorization to erect a monument in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Francis M. Craddock on June 16, 1955.
Date: c. 1955-06-12
Creator: City of Denton
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Cemetery permit for Mrs. J. A. Reeves]

Description: The permit certifies Denton Monument Works the authorization to erect a monument in the I.O.O.F Cemetery for Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Reeves on June 3, 1955.
Date: c. 1955-06-03
Creator: City of Denton
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Cemetery permit for Mary George]

Description: The permit certifies Denton Monument Works the authorization to erect a monument in the Oakwood Cemetery for Mary George on May 25, 1955.
Date: c. 1955-05-25
Creator: City of Denton
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Cemetery permit for J. J. Dooley]

Description: The permit certifies Roberts Monument Co. the authorization to erect a monument in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Mrs. J. J. Dooley on January 22, 1955.
Date: c. 1955-01-22
Creator: City of Denton
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton County's Second Bridge Holds Its Own

Description: Photograph and newspaper clipping of the 1,041-foot bridge across Garza-Little Elm Reservoir on Farm RD 720. The bridge is near inundation due to high lake waters. Newspaper clippings regarding the affect of high lake waters on Little Elm are also included.
Date: c. 1957
Item Type: Clipping
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Denton Public Library

Oak Grove Church, Nearly Century Old, Stirs Memories

Description: Newspaper clipping regarding the Little Church in the Valley in Oak Grove, Texas. Photograph of the bridge across Little Elm Creek between Lloyd and Alec Bush's Store.
Date: c. 1953-03-05
Creator: Wooley, Pauline
Item Type: Clipping
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
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Description: Dr. Livelong's medicine show on the courthouse square. Homer B. Bronstad of Denton High School was Dr. Livelonger and music was presented by Ben Boone, James Stanfield, Dale Phillips and Raymond Turner. 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." The article for this event appeared in the April 5th, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle on page 5.
Date: April 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Description: Photograph of Dr. Livelong's medicine show on the courthouse square. Homer B. Bronstad of Denton High School was Dr. Livelonger and music was presented by Ben Boone, James Stanfield, Dale Phillips, and Raymond Turner. 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." The article for this event appeared in the April 5th, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle on page 5.
Date: April 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library