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Burial of John B. Denton

Description: Burial of John B. Denton on the lawn of the Denton County Courthouse. The pall bearers were John W. Gober, E. B. Orr, L. Willis, J. M. Swisher, J. H. Hawkins, W. C. Wright. Rev. J. T. Denton, one of John B. Denton's sons, was in charge of the services. Son John B. Denton, Jr. and grandson Wiliam Baker were also present.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton County Courthouse

Description: Exterior view of the Denton County Courthouse. Five unidentified individuals are standing outside of the courthouse. It was built in 1876 at a cost of $40,000 and was condemned in 1894.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Four Unidentified Men

Description: Portrait of four unidentified men. Two of the men are young; two are white or gray haired.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Gentry Thompson and Dog in Automobile

Description: Gentry Thompson sits in an automobile in a dark suit and hat and looks towards the camera. A white dog is sitting in the car in front of him. Newspaper caption reads: First Auto Here - Gentry Thompson, ginner who fancied diamonds, cars and a pet bull dog, is shown here in his auto, the first in Denton. Note the tillertype steering mechanism. His constant companion, the bull dog, went along for the ride in the dawning machine age.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Hallie Thurman

Description: Head-and-shoulders portrait of Hallie Thurman in a high-necked dress.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Joe Lister]

Description: Studio portrait of Joe Lister. Mr. Lister is holding a hat and standing next to an elaborate wicker chair. A paisley drape is in the background.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

John W. Gober

Description: John Wesley Gober standing center-frame in front of a brick house. He is wearing a dark suit with vest and matching hat. There is a brick cellar to the right and trees are visible in the background. Information found on the back of the photograph: "John W. Gober was born in Marietta, Ga., March 14, 1826. Married Miss Mary Ann Comp, November 20, 1846. Moved to Fannin County, Texas 1851 - moved to Denton County 1853. Settled on Clear Creek near Bolivar. He served 4 years in the Confederate Army. He died Feb. 23, 1905 and was buried with Masonic honors in IOOF Cemetery. Joined Co. H, Eighteenth Regiment, a partisan Rangers."
Date: 1900?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Nettie Williams Edwards

Description: Full-length portrait of Nettie Williams Edwards in a long sleeved, high necked dress with lace on the bodice.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

The Pine Knot Club

Description: Group picture of the Pine Knot Club taken in front of Tom Young's Drug Store in Lewisville, Texas. Pictured are: Bill Smith, [first name unknown] Harwell, [first name unknown] Lord, John Fox, Warren Durbin, [first name unknown] Dorsey, Milt Claytor, [first name unknown] Payne, [first name unknown] McAnally, "Squire" Terry [last name unknown], John Shipp, Cush Williams, George Mayfield, Bill Crawford, [first name unknown] Clayborne, Captain Sam Lusk, Tom Young, "Grandpa" [first name unknown] Carlisle.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Unidentified Group in Front of a Store

Description: Unidentified group of three men and three women in front of a store. The sign in front of the group reads "C. A. Williams." A sign to the right reads "S. P. Allison Hardware.'
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Unidentified Group Photo

Description: Unidentified group of men and women and one small girl. They are posed on the steps of a frame building. Some of the men are holding books.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Unidentified Group Portrait

Description: Group of unidentified individuals, thirteen young women and five men. Some of the women are holding flowers.
Date: 1900~
Creator: Carruth Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Wright Opera House and Parlin and Orendorff

Description: Building on the corner of the Denton Square which includes the Wright Opera House and Parlin and Orendorff. A horse-drawn wagon and several unidentified men are pictured
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Plat Drawing]

Description: Plat blueprint showing a river, ditches, and various orchards with boundary lines. Scale is 1:1200.
Date: June 8, 1900
Creator: Reed, W. M.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Denton Public Library