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Public Speaking. Turn out Everybody.

Description: Leaflet advertising a public address by Alvin C. Owsley concerning the upcoming vote on Prohibition and the Local Option Law in Denton County.
Date: c. 1877-01-10
Creator: Owsley, Alvin C.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

Mrs. Charles C. (Elmira Elizabeth "Bettie" Inge) Bell

Description: Studio portrait of Mrs. Charles C. Bell standing in a long, dark dress and holding onto the back of a wooden chair. She was born Elmira Elizabeth Inge on January 26, 1840 in Virginia. She married Charles Bell in Fannin County in 1862.
Date: 1870?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

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: c. 1877
Creator: Geers, C.W.
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Denton Public Library

Mary Camp Gober

Description: Head-and-shoulders portrait of Mary Camp Gober, age 46, looking into the camera. In writing on the back of the photograph: "Mrs. Mary Camp Gober, mother of Mrs. W. C. Wright. Mama's photograph was taken in Atlanta, GA, May 2, 1872, Age 46 yrs, 2 months, 12 days. The first Confederate woman from Denton County to be enrolled in the Stone Mountain Book of Memory is Mrs. Mary Camp Gober. The name of Mrs. Gober is the 3rd from Texas to be entered in the Silver Book memorializing wives of Confederate soldiers." This appears to be a photograph taken of photograph. The original photographer is unknown, although the original date is listed on the back as indicated by the author. This duplicate was taken by J. T. Jones, a photographer in Denton, Texas in the 1890s, who photographed the original matted photo at an unknown time and mounted it on board.
Date: May 2, 1872
Creator: J. T. Jones
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Ten Nights in a Bar Room, Courthouse]

Description: Article announces the presentation of Ten nights in a Bar Room at the Court House on April 10, 1878. The announcement also includes a cast of characters and synopsis of incidents throughout the play. Hon. Geo. Mellerch, Odd Fellow lecturer, opened the event. The Denton String Band furnished music. Given to the Emily Fowler Library by Gretna Cobbs Davis, a member of an early family of Denton. Her father, R. E. Cobbs, appeared in this home talent play in 1878.
Date: 1878-04-10?
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Cranston Hall, Ten Nights in a Barroom]

Description: Announcement for the performance of "Ten Nights in a Barroom" at Cranston Hall on October 17, 1879. The announcement contains a cast of characters and a synopsis of the drama's scenes.
Date: 1879-10-17?
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library