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Little Elm Post Office Said To Be United States' Tiniest

Description: Newspaper clipping regarding the first post office in Denton County, which was established in 1848. The clipping claims that the post office is the smallest in size in the United States at only 80 square feet. The clipping contains a photograph of the Little Elm Post Office and Mrs. Nellie M. Strickland, post master. A photograph and information regarding William Holt, the first mail carier in Denton County, is also included.
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library

First Stewart's Creek Church

Description: Photograph of several unidentified men and a horse and buggy standing around the First Stewart's Creek Church. A photograph of the church as it appears today in Lewsiville is also included.
Date: c. 1963
Creator: Denton Record-Chronicle
Partner: Denton Public Library

Host Of Prizes Won By Flour Mill

Description: Two newspaper clippings describe the multitude of prizes won by Alliance Milling Co., now Morrison Milling Co. of Denton, beginning with an award at the 1888 World's Centennial Exposition in Paris. A photograph of the mill in 1946 is included.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edwards, Will
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
Partner: Denton Public Library

Old Alton Baptist Church

Description: Three newspaper clippings provide information regarding the Old Alton baptist Church of Denton County, Texas. A photograph of the church building and a photograph of a choir are also included.
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library

They Had A Job To Do

Description: Denton Record-Chronicle newspaper clipping of a picture of Misses Gertrude, Hassie, and Nola Doyle of Slidell.
Date: October 6, 1963
Creator: The Denton Record-Chronicle
Partner: Denton Public Library

Search For John B. Denton's Body

Description: Denton Record-Chronicle newspaper clipping describing the search for John B. Denton's body and the funeral services held at the Denton Courthouse in November 1901 in Denton, Texas. A 1900 Record-Chronicle ad helped find the grave. A photograph of John B. Denton's memorial marker at the Denton Courthouse is included.
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library

Bridges Settlement Probably First Community In County

Description: Three newspaper clipping provide a brief history of the early settlements in Denton County, including the Bridges Settlement. The clippings also include photos of Hebron Baptist Church and the last standing cotton gin in Hebron circa 1963.
Date: 1963~
Creator: Denton Record-Chronicle
Partner: Denton Public Library