From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History - 44 Matching Results

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El Fenix Cafe

Description: The El Fenix Cafe menu contains the names and prices of their dishes, desserts, and beverages. The restaurant offered cocktails and relishes, salads, sandwiches, eggs and omelettes, soups, chicken and steak dinners, nonalcoholic beverages, wines, beer, fish, and a variety of Mexican dishes. The Special Mexican Dinner cost $1.25 at the time of this menu. A poem by James J. Metcalfe is written on the back of the menu.
Date: [1945, 1955]
Creator: El Fenix Cafe
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Harris Family, War Ration Books and tokens, Sept. 7, 1944]

Description: Five war ration books within a ration book cover provided by Denton County National Bank. The ration books belonged to Mary Jean Harris, Shirley Francis Harris, Helen F. Harris, Mrs. W. B. Francis, and John Richard Harris III. The ration books contain several unused ration stamps.
Date: 1943~
Creator: United States Office of Price Administration
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Square parade]

Description: The Teacher's College Band of Denton plays in a circular formation on Denton's square during a parade. The band members are wearing white uniforms and hats with the North Texas Eagles insignia. Several cars are parked on the square and in the street. Some of the square's stores are visible in the background.
Date: 1940~
Partner: Denton Public Library

Map of Denton County

Description: Hand-drawn map of Denton County by Mrs. Sena Mounts Wright that was hung behind the checkout desk at the Denton Public Library. The brands of various Texas ranches are visible on either side of the map.
Date: July 31, 1949
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Denton City/County Library Bookmobile]

Description: Unidentified men stand in front of a Denton City/County Public Library bookmobile. Denton Public School buses are in the background. The picture was taken across from Congress Junior High School facing Alice Street. In 1938 the schools purchased a bookmobile to provide better library services to schools in the County. The Works Progress Administration funded the staff and maintenance of the bookmobile program.
Date: [1940, 1941]
Creator: Carruth Studio
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Denton City/County Public Library, service desk]

Description: A view of the check-out desk at the Denton City-County Public Library. (The building after three remodels is now the Emily Fowler Central Library) A painted map of the brands and historical points of interest in Denton County by Sena Mounts Wright is behind the desk and the desk is flanked on either side by a hanging plant and a door.
Date: July 31, 1949
Partner: Denton Public Library