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Egan, Armie B. - Obituary, April, 1876

Description: Obituary for Armie B. Egan, who died on the 11th of April, 1876 at the age of 22. Armie was the brother of the Sheriff of Denton County at that time. He was buried at the Odd Fellows' Cemetery.
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library

The Storm King

Description: A storm destroys buildings and damages others on April 12, 1877. Details of the storm damage and information about the Denton Monitor are also included.
Date: c. 1877
Creator: Geers, C.W.
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

Denton Potter Creates Unusual Clay Articles on Oldest 'Kick' Wheel in Texas

Description: Guy Daugherty uses an old kick wheel from the early 1870's to create artistic pottery sold throughout the United States. Daugherty continued his father's business and roamed throughout 23 states until finally settling in Denton, Texas.
Date: August 14, 1926
Creator: Wright, Sena Allen
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

First National In Sanger Expands Services, Staff

Description: C. H. Easley, president of First National Bank in Sanger, initiated new and better service to his customers in 1963. He also made various improvements to the bank.
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

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