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[Annetta Moten on Chair]

Description: Portrait of Carrie Annetta Moten, standing on a wooden chair with a pillow. She is dressed in dark winter attire with a hat, two-toned boots and leggings, and holds a toy dog.
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

Interior View of Beyette's Shoe Store

Description: Interior view of Beyette's Shoe Store located on the east side of the Denton Square. The man on the left is identified as Paul Beyette, while the man on the right and the men in the far back are unidentified. In the center of the foreground is a glass display case with ties. The walls on either side of the store are lined with shelves which are filled with shoes.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Laying the Base for Paving East Hickory

Description: Z. Wiggs' work crew laying the first base for the paving of East Hickory Street. View is looking north from Ash. Z. Wiggs is second from the right and the other men are unknown.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Photograph of Myrtle Moten]

Description: Portrait of Myrtle Bell Moten as a baby. She is seated on a chair, dressed in a white dress edged in drawn work with a pillow behind her.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

[Will Gourley and family]

Description: Studio portrait of the Gourley family. Will Gourley is wearing a collared-shirt and suit jacket. He has a moustache. His wife Winnie Gourley is sitting beside him in a white dress with a black ribbon in her hair. His daughters, Maggie and Ollie, stand behind him in white dresses with white ribbons in their hair. Maggie is the elder daughter.
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Texas Methodist Historical Quarterly, Volume 2, Number 1, July 1910

Description: Issue of the Texas Methodist Historical Quarterly which contains articles discussing the association's activities, biographical sketches, and historical essays. Contents of this issue:"Bob Potter and Old Rose"; Letters from Bishop Waugh; Enoch Mather Martin; History of North Texas Conference; History of the Texas Conference; The Rio Grand Conference; Our Early Schools; Daniel Poe, of the Eastern Texas Conference; The Circuit Rider--Early Days in Texas; Mexican Missions at Home.
Date: July 1910
Creator: Cody, C. C.
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Photograph of Annetta and Myrtle Moten]

Description: Photograph of Carrie Annetta Moten and Myrtle Bell Moten, daughters of Dr. Edwin D. Moten and Mrs. Whitlock Moten. Myrtle is standing and pointing towards the camera while Annetta is sitting on the grass on the right side of the image. They are both wearing white dresses with shoes and leggings.
Date: 1911~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

[Photograph of Annetta and Myrtle Moten]

Description: Photograph of Carrie Annetta Moten and Myrtle Bell Moten, daughters of Dr. Edwin D. Moten and Mrs. Whitlock Moten, standing in a grass yard with a wooden fence behind them. Myrtle is standing on the left and the snapshot is blurred over Annetta on the right side.
Date: 1911~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

[Photograph of Myrtle Moten]

Description: Portrait of Myrtle Bell Moten as a toddler standing on a wooden chair with her left hand resting on the its back. She is wearing a white dress and black boots with leggings and her hair is set with coils of curls.
Date: 1911~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

[Letter from Frank Hitchcock, Postmaster General]

Description: Certificate to post office from Frank H. Hitchcock, Postmaster General, authorizing the post office in Denton, Texas to serve as a postal savings depository.
Date: August 10, 1911
Creator: Hitchcock, Frank H.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

A. L. Scott Farm

Description: A. L. Scott, J. R. Christal, L. T. Fox, and J. C. Fox standing in a cotton field on A. L. Scott's farm. That year the cotton on the farm made 69 bales from 50 acres.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

A. L. Scott Farm

Description: A. L. Scott and J. C. Coit standing in a cotton field on A. L. Scott's farm.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Wiggs Family on the Porch of their Home

Description: Group portrait of the Wiggs family on the porch of a white frame house behind a white metal fence. Pictured are: Rua Wiggs, Ava Ida, Grace, Fred and his Wife, Lou, Mrs. Z. Wiggs, Noah, Z. Wiggs, Walter and his wife, Anna. The three unidentified childrn are Ida's sons and daughter.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Wiggs' Home

Description: Frame home with Mr. and Mrs. Z. Wiggs and three children, Rua, Noah, and Grace, in the yard.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Woman's Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church

Description: Booklet contains a list of special meetings, an order of business, and a course of study. The booklet also contains the society's motto, officers, and committees. A detailed order of services of each meeting during 1912-1913 is included.
Date: 1912
Creator: Woman's Missionary Society
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

Art Day Program

Description: The program lists the scheduled performances for Art Day on March 1912. The performances include "The Merry Wives of Windsor," "Forget Me Not," "Oh Nightingale," and others.
Date: 1912-03~
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

Decatur Highway Underpass

Description: Decatur Highway underpass below the Santa Fe Railroad. The road is unpaved and right before the underpass, in the distance, two unidentified men are visible standing on either side of an automobile. The highway was still in use up to 1972.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Educational Rally

Description: Students rallying for an unknown event or cause on the southeast corner of the Denton Square.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Educational Rally

Description: Students rallying for an unknown event or cause on the southeast corner of the Denton Square. The Denton County Courthouse is visible in the background.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: Denton Public Library