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Downtown Denton Fire

Description: Photograph of a burnt down building in Denton. In 1994, a fire started at the southwest corner of the Square, which was caused by faulty wiring in a hot water system.
Date: September 22, 1994
Creator: Bono, Deborah
Partner: Denton Public Library

Downtown Denton Fire

Description: Photograph of a burnt down building in Denton. In 1994, a fire started at the southwest corner of the Square, which was caused by faulty wiring in a hot water system.
Date: September 22, 1994
Creator: Bono, Deborah
Partner: Denton Public Library

Downtown Denton Fire

Description: Photograph of a burnt down building in Denton. In 1994, a fire started at the southwest corner of the Square, which was caused by faulty wiring in a hot water system.
Date: September 22, 1994
Creator: Bono, Deborah
Partner: Denton Public Library

Downtown Denton Fire

Description: Photograph of a burnt down building in Denton. In 1994, a fire started at the southwest corner of the Square, which was caused by faulty wiring in a hot water system.
Date: September 22, 1994
Creator: Bono, Deborah
Partner: Denton Public Library

Kinky Friedman at UNT

Description: Photograph of Kinky Friedman, who appeared at the University of North Texas while he was campaigning for Texas Governor in 2006. This was a private talk with faculty and staff before he appeared in the University Union Lyceum.
Date: September 29, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Kinky Friedman at UNT

Description: Photograph of Kinky Friedman, who appeared at the University of North Texas while he was campaigning for Texas Governor in 2006. This was a private talk with faculty and staff before he appeared in the University Union Lyceum.
Date: September 29, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic plaque, Mrs. Edna Westbrook Trigg

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Cameron, Texas. It reads: "Mrs. Edna Westbrook Trigg (December 30, 1868 - November 15, 1946). Pioneer leader of Texas women in rural club work. While serving as principal of a school near Milano, Mrs. Trigg was asked by the United States Department of Agriculture in 1911 to supervise Texas' first Girls' Tomato Club. Her role included organization, teaching, and experimentation. In Aug. 1912, her clubs showed canned products at Milano Fair -- the state's first exhibit of this kind, and a great success. In 1913-14, she worked in Childress and Milam counties, holding canning schools financed by local groups and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. After enactment of national and state legislation (1914-1915) established the Agricultural Extension Service at land grant colleges, Mrs. Trigg became (in 1916) the first county home demonstration agent in Texas. Stationed in Denton, she also served on staff of the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman's University), overseeing courses in methods for home demonstration work, assuring its professionalism. Edna Trigg was a native of Milam County, daughter of Ervin and Rachel Walker Westbrook. She married (in 1892) Charles Letman Trigg, and was mother of Charles Westbrook Trigg and Eloise Trigg (later Mrs. Johnson). Mrs. Trigg is buried in I. O. O. F. Cemetery, Denton."
Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Building in Milam County

Description: Photograph of a building in Milam County. It was formerly a bank, and is now an attorneys office in Cameron. The building is white, with red doors and windows. Several columns support the overhang over to the front entrance.
Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic plaque, Milam County Jail of 1895

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Cameron, Texas. It reads: "Milam County Jail of 1895. When the 1875 Milam County Jailhouse grew too crowded in the 1890s, it was removed to make room for larger facilities. In March 1895, the Milam County Commissioners awarded a contract to the Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Missouri, for the construction of a larger prison. The company furnished all supplies, including St. Louis pressed bricks. County Judge Sam Streetman, who later served on the Texas Supreme Court, approved the contract, although he had preferred the use of local building materials. This structure, designed with Romanesque revival features and stone detailing above the windows, had three main floors and a "hanging tower" equipped with a trap door. The tower was never used for executions because most hangings took place outdoors. The first floor had ten rooms, three for storage and the remainder serving as a residence for the sheriff and his family. The second and third stories consisted of cell blocks for prisoners. In 1975 a new county jail was constructed, and the Commissioners Court turned this facility over to the Milam County Historical Commission. After renovation, it was opened as a museum in 1978. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978"
Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic plaque, First Girl's Tomato Club in Texas

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Cameron, Texas. It reads: "First Girl's Tomato Club in Texas. The first Girl's Tomato Clubs in Texas were organized in 1912 in Milam County to acquaint young women in rural areas with tomato production and canning techniques. At the request of the United States Department of Agriculture, Mrs. Edna Westbrook Trigg, a local high school principal, agreed to undertake the project. She organized eleven clubs throughout the county, with members ranging in age from ten to eighteen. A similar program for boys, the Corn Clubs, had been instituted in Jack County four years earlier. Each member of the Girl's Tomato Clubs was to produce a tomato crop on one-tenth of an acre of land and then was taught proper canning procedures. The girls exhibited their products at Milano, Rockdale, the 1913 State Fair in Dallas, and the Waco Cotton Palace. So successful were these exhibits that several of the girls started college education funds with the money they raised selling their goods. As the state's first rural girl's organization of its kind, the Tomato Clubs were forerunners of later programs, including 4-H, that were initiated under the supervision of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Over time, 4-H has expanded its scope but has maintained the principle objectives of its predecessors."
Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries