From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History - 31 Matching Results

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The Storm King

Description: A storm destroys buildings and damages others on April 12, 1877. Details of the storm damage and information about the Denton Monitor are also included.
Date: 1877~
Creator: Geers, C.W.
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Denton business directory and advertisements]

Description: This card contains advertisements for early Denton commerce. The advertisements include banks, saloons, grocers, drug stores, hardware stores, galleries, hotels, restaurants, and feed stores. We believe the card was created sometime in the year of 1895 based on the advertisement for The Denton Hotel which said it was the successor to Pierce House. We found no other newspaper advertisements for Pierce House after February of 1895.
Date: 1895~
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Denton County Fair and Blooded Stock Association 1899]

Description: This Denton County Fair and Blooded Stock Association program includes a schedule of events and races during September 12-16, 1899. The program also contains advertisements for various fair attractions and businesses in Denton including shoe stores, furniture stores, grocers, confectioneries, butcher shops, launderers, hotels, barbers, restaurants, gun stores, and drug stores.
Date: 1899
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Denton County Officers and Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Button, Sr.]

Description: Photograph of George and Sarah Button of Little Elm, Texas. Mr. Button was Justice of Peace and owner of a harness, saddle, and shoe repair business in Little Elm. A list of some Denton County officers from 1848-1955 is also included.
Date: 1900?/1914?
Partner: Denton Public Library

John B. Denton College

Description: Newspaper clipping contains information about the creation of John B. Denton College in Denton, Texas. O. M. Thurman was the first president of the college.
Date: June 23, 1901
Partner: Denton Public Library

John B. Denton College

Description: Newspaper clipping contains information about students of John B. Denton College and the construction of the college building.
Date: September 26, 1901
Partner: Denton Public Library

Free on the Public Square Tonight

Description: Announcement of several events to take place on the public square in Denton, Texas. Mr. R. Taliaferro Jones provided moving picture entertainment. Other attractions included a "Bull Fight" moving picture, "The Pickpocket," and a band performance.
Date: 1904?
Partner: Denton Public Library

W. C. Wright Died Last Wednesday

Description: Newspaper article contains a summary of the life and death of W. C. Wright, an early settler in Denton, Texas. W. C. Wright died at the age of 70 after having lived under three flags, having served in the Texas Cavalry during the Civil War, and having served in a local militia. Wright became a wealthy farmer and trader and built and operated the Wright's Opera House. He was survived by his wife and seven children including Mrs. Effie Wright Williams.
Date: 1906
Partner: Denton Public Library

Celebrated golden wedding here Saturday

Description: Description of the fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Boone Daugherty. Includes photograph of the couple.
Date: December 18, 1916
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Potter Creates Unusual Clay Articles on Oldest 'Kick' Wheel in Texas

Description: Guy Daugherty uses an old kick wheel from the early 1870's to create artistic pottery sold throughout the United States. Daugherty continued his father's business and roamed throughout 23 states until finally settling in Denton, Texas.
Date: August 14, 1926
Creator: Wright, Sena Allen
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: 1953-03-05~
Creator: Wooley, Pauline
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: 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

Old Alton Baptist Church

Description: Three newspaper clippings provide information regarding the Old Alton Baptist Church of Denton County, Texas. A photograph of the church building and a photograph of a choir are also included.
Date: 1960-04-25~
Partner: Denton Public Library

Bridges Settlement Probably First Community In County

Description: Three newspaper clipping provide a brief history of the early settlements in Denton County, including the Bridges Settlement. The clippings also include photos of Hebron Baptist Church and the last standing cotton gin in Hebron circa 1963.
Date: 1963~
Creator: Denton Record-Chronicle
Partner: Denton Public Library

First National In Sanger Expands Services, Staff

Description: C. H. Easley, president of First National Bank in Sanger, initiated new and better service to his customers in 1963. He also made various improvements to the bank.
Date: 1963?
Creator: Denton Record-Chronicle
Partner: Denton Public Library

First Stewart's Creek Church

Description: Photograph of several unidentified men and a horse and buggy standing around the First Stewart's Creek Church. A photograph of the church as it appears today in Lewsiville is also included.
Date: 1963?
Creator: Denton Record-Chronicle
Partner: Denton Public Library

Looking Back

Description: Three Sanger Courier newspaper clippings regarding the grading of main street in 1892, a tornado that damages Sanger in 1895, and a Sanger fire in 1909. Mr. N. P. Kirkland and family are pictured.
Date: 1963
Partner: Denton Public Library

Bedridden Boy Still In School

Description: Newspaper clipping and photo regarding Larry Wayne Shell, a third-grader at Little Elm School. Larry broke his leg and was forced to stay at home. His family installed an intercom wire between the school and his room, so he could participate in the lessons. Mrs. Harmon was his teacher.
Date: February 17, 1963
Creator: Burlage, George
Partner: Denton Public Library

They Had A Job To Do

Description: Denton Record-Chronicle newspaper clipping of a picture of Misses Gertrude, Hassie, and Nola Doyle of Slidell. The three women grew up on a farm and lived their entire lives working on a farm, never marrying.
Date: October 6, 1963
Creator: The Denton Record-Chronicle
Partner: Denton Public Library