From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History - 31 Matching Results

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Crowd Waited For Flash--'War Over'

Description: Denton Record-Chronicle newspaper clipping describing the celebration of Denton's citizens after the news of the signed armistice that ended World War I on November 11, 1918. The clipping includes a photograph of fireworks lighting up the Denton County Courthouse.
Date: unknown
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

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

They Had A Job To Do

Description: Denton Record-Chronicle newspaper clipping of a picture of Misses Gertrude, Hassie, and Nola Doyle of Slidell. The three women grew up on a farm and lived their entire lives working on a farm, never marrying.
Date: October 6, 1963
Creator: The Denton Record-Chronicle
Partner: Denton Public Library

DAC Nine Played Old Texas Leaguers

Description: Denton Record-Chronicle clipping describing the formation and recent activity of the first Denton Athletic Club baseball team. A photograph and caption of the team and manager are included.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edwards, R. J. (Bob)
Partner: Denton Public Library

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

John B. Denton College

Description: Newspaper clipping contains information about the creation of John B. Denton College in Denton, Texas. O. M. Thurman was the first president of the college.
Date: June 23, 1901
Partner: Denton Public Library

John B. Denton College

Description: Newspaper clipping contains information about students of John B. Denton College and the construction of the college building.
Date: September 26, 1901
Partner: Denton Public Library

W. C. Wright Died Last Wednesday

Description: Newspaper article contains a summary of the life and death of W. C. Wright, an early settler in Denton, Texas. W. C. Wright died at the age of 70 after having lived under three flags, having served in the Texas Cavalry during the Civil War, and having served in a local militia. Wright became a wealthy farmer and trader and built and operated the Wright's Opera House. He was survived by his wife and seven children including Mrs. Effie Wright Williams.
Date: 1906
Partner: Denton Public Library

Free on the Public Square Tonight

Description: Announcement of several events to take place on the public square in Denton, Texas. Mr. R. Taliaferro Jones provided moving picture entertainment. Other attractions included a "Bull Fight" moving picture, "The Pickpocket," and a band performance.
Date: 1904?
Partner: Denton Public Library