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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: c. 1957
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Denton Public Library

Mr. and Mrs. Will Williams

Description: Mr. and Mrs. Will Williams in formal wear standing outside of their home. A tree is on the right side in the background while a car is visible on the left.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Lyndon Johnson

Description: Lyndon Johnson, in a suit, standing beside a large sign which reads: "Site of the Nation's First Federal Underground Center, Denton, Texas." Opened in February 1964, this center ultimately became known as the "FEMA Region VI Federal Regional Center". It was the first protected underground federal regional emergency operating center built in the nation.
Date: September 29, 1959
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Cast of Second Threshold

Description: Unidentified cast members of the play Second Threshold, performed at the North Texas State College. There are six cast members on the stage in costume. On the far left is a man sitting on a couch in a dark suit, to his right is a man standing in a white shirt, tie, and dark pants, then a man in a medium-toned suit standing, to his right is a woman in a white dress sittingon a cushioned chair, then a woman in a print dress standing, and a man in a dark suit standing. The man on the far right is talking and the other five cast members are all looking at him.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Moore Business Forms Plant

Description: Exterior view of the front of the Moore Business Forms plant located at 601 E. Hickory.
Date: c. 1950
Creator: Carruth Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Three Cast Members of "You Touched Me"

Description: Three crew members of "You Touched Me," a play performed at the North Texas State College. An unknown man is center frame laying down on a couch while an unknown woman leans over him. Mary Haberger is standing behind the couch looking at the man on the couch.
Date: April 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Cast Members of "All My Sons"

Description: Ten cast members of "All My Sons," a play performed at the North Texas State College. Top row, left-to-right: Mike Henderson of Eldorado; Don Wylie of Fort Worth; Una Glazener of Tyler, ; Jimmy Hughes of Texarkana; Jerry Blackwell of Fort Worth; and Jack Dunlop of Fort Worth. Front row, from left-to-right: Bruce Youngblood of Alvarado; Shirley Farrow of Appleton, Wisconsin; Patsy Johnson of Dallas; and Julia Marie Burns. Jimmy Hughes was president of the College Players and assisted in the direction of the play. Jimmy Hughes was cast as Joe Keller; Patsy Johnson as Kate Keller; Jack Dunlop as Chris Keller; Julia Burns as Ann Deever; Jerry Blackwell as George Deever; Don Wylie as Dr. Jim Bayless; Shirley Farrow as Sue Bayless; Mike Henderson as Frank Lubey; Una Glazener as Lydia Lubey; and Bruce Youngblood as Bert.
Date: 1950-11?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Sherman Drive

Description: Sherman Drive at Locust looking east. Three automobiles are on the left side of the image on Sherman Drive driving towards the direction of the camera.
Date: c. 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Four Cast Members of "You Touched Me"

Description: Four cast members of "You Touched Me" performed at North Texas State College. The three individuals to the right are all toasting the man standing on the far left. The woman is Mary Haberger.
Date: 1950-04?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Technical Support Members of "All My Sons"

Description: Six members of the Technical Staff for the play "All My Sons," at the North Texas State College. The man standing at the back is Walter Wolfram of Amarillo. The four men in the middle row are from left-to-right: Jim Swain of Dallas, stage manager; Bob Athens; Ray Burchette, Jr., of Denison, Vice President of the NTSU College Players and a properties guy; and H. G. Wells of Tulia, also a properties person. The woman at the front is Pattie Bunch, of Corsicana, and her job was prompter.
Date: 1950-11-12?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

ABC Belles Singing

Description: In March of 1957, the ABC Belles entertained other Belle chapters, Brothers of the Brush and the public with a singsong at the city hall. About 300 attended.
Date: March 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Miss Denton Centurama Queen Candidates

Description: Group photograph of Queen candidates for "Miss Denton Centurama" at their organizational meeting. Alphabetical list of candidates: Jane Anne Albin, Anita Austin, Barbara Baker, Claudine Barker, Janie Barrow, Patricia Bickley, Mary Bowers, Jeanne Anne Bridges, Kathy Brown, Carol Byers, Yvonne Clearman, Patsy Cummings, Julia Delisle, Darla Ruth Estes, Mary Helen Faught, Beverly Gross, Gwen Hamilton, Pauleta Hamilton, Rose Marie Harpool, Olive Harris, Wanda Harris, Shera Hodges, Nancy Howard, Delora Hutcheson, Josephine Hutcheson, Joan Iley, Cathie Jassoy, Jean Kirkpatrick, Luanne Larkin, Viola Lawson, Dorothy Marsh, Lynn McClurkan, Caroline Martin, Colleen Miller, Patsy Marie Miller, D'Alva Mitchell, Natalie Moeller, Collette Morris, Gradalyn Morris, Maridel Montgomery, Patsy Pitner, Margaret Pope, Patsy Rawls, Margaret Pope, Patsy Rawls, Susan Reede, Pat Riney, Linda Roberts, Doris Rogers, Mary Anne Sawers, Peggy Schluter, Jerri Segars, Carol Anne Singletary, Peggy Sparks, Shirley Ann stevens, Gail Swafford, Janis Swenson, Ola May Taylor, Jane Toomer, Sue Underwood, Louise Vanderhoff, Margaret Weber, Ann Wells, Judy Wiley, Pat Woolsey, Mary C. Young, and Glenda Zerwer. Miss Patsy Pitner, an 18-year-old senior at Denton High School, was chosen for Denton's 100th year.
Date: 1957
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Clipping
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: c. 1953-03-05
Creator: Wooley, Pauline
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Julia Williams, In Account With The Dallas Morning News]

Description: Receipt for an ad posted in the Dallas Morning News by Julia Williams on Sunday February 15, 1959. Williams advertised three Shetland fillies for sale. The ad is also contained. Rue Simmons documented the charge of $3.30 for the advertisement.
Date: February 19, 1959
Creator: Dallas Morning News
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

Centurama

Description: The official program for Denton's centennial celebration on April 21-27, 1957 contains information about the events week, a brief history of Denton's foundation and progress, a map of Denton in 1957, and several advertisements for local organizations. Several photographs of early Denton County scenes, various historical markers, early buildings of North Texas State College and Texas State College for Women, and other mentionable landmarks are included.
Date: 1957-04~
Creator: Denton Centennial Commision
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Cleve B. Singleton]

Description: Head-and-shoulders portrait of Cleve B. Singleton, a Denton police officer.
Date: c. 1959
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Morrison Milling Company

Description: Exterior view of the Morrison's Milling Company factory. The sign on the top of the factory reads: "Morrison's Peacemaker Flour."
Date: c. 1954
Creator: Carruth Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

C. U. Hogan at a Pioneer Memorial

Description: C. U. Hogan standing next to a Denton County Pioneers memorial headstone while saluting. He is wearing a suit and holding his hat in is right hand. The memorial reads: 1851 1857 Dedicated to the Memory of the Denton County Pioneers Who Founded Alton By the Benjamin Lyon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1930
Date: August 17, 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Jack Schmitz and Sons Funeral Home

Description: Photograph of Jack Schmitz and Sons Funeral Home, a horse-drawn casket wagon, a horse-drawn hearse, and a 1923 motor hearse. Jack Schmitz Sr. and Bob Schmitz are driving the vehicles. The photograph was taken in 1957 during the Denton Centennial. A caption identifying the vehicles is included.
Date: 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

ABC Belles Singing

Description: In March of 1957, the ABC Belles entertained other Belle chapters, Brothers of the Brush and the public with a singsong at the city hall. About 300 attended. Article about this event appeared in the March 26, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle, page 5.
Date: March 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library