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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

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

[Denton business directory and advertisements]

Description: This card contains advertisements for early Denton commerce. The advertisements include banks, saloons, grocers, drug stores, hardware stores, galleries, hotels, restaurants, and feed stores.
Date: unknown
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

[Denton County Fair and Blooded Stock Association 1899]

Description: This Denton County Fair and Blooded Stock Association program includes a schedule of events and races during September 12-16, 1899. The program also contains advertisements for various fair attractions and businesses in Denton including shoe stores, furniture stores, grocers, confectioneries, butcher shops, launderers, hotels, barbers, restaurants, gun stores, and drug stores.
Date: 1899
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