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Denton County's Second Bridge Holds Its Own

Description: Photograph and newspaper clipping of the 1,041-foot bridge across Garza-Little Elm Reservoir on Farm RD 720. The bridge is near inundation due to high lake waters. Newspaper clippings regarding the affect of high lake waters on Little Elm are also included.
Date: c. 1957
Item Type: Clipping

Morrison Milling Company

Description: Exterior view of the Morrison's Milling Company factory. The sign on the top of the factory reads: "Morrison's Peacemaker Flour."
Date: c. 1954
Creator: Carruth Studio
Item Type: Photograph

Sherman Drive

Description: Sherman Drive at Locust looking east. Three automobiles are on the left side of the image on Sherman Drive driving towards the direction of the camera.
Date: c. 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Scout Troop Calendar and Scrapbook Page]

Description: Calendar page labeled "November 1959" with handwritten notes regarding the activities of a Denton Girl Scout troop, including meetings on Tuesday and a "Play Day" on Saturday the 21st. The back of the page includes a handwritten description of the Play Day event and three photographs which show a large group of children playing various games outside several large, brick buildings on the North Texas State College campus.
Date: 1959-11~
Item Type: Text

Lyndon Johnson

Description: Lyndon Johnson, in a suit, standing beside a large sign which reads: "Site of the Nation's First Federal Underground Center, Denton, Texas." Opened in February 1964, this center ultimately became known as the "FEMA Region VI Federal Regional Center". It was the first protected underground federal regional emergency operating center built in the nation.
Date: September 29, 1959
Item Type: Photograph

[Julia Williams, In Account With The Dallas Morning News]

Description: Receipt for an ad posted in the Dallas Morning News by Julia Williams on Sunday February 15, 1959. Williams advertised three Shetland fillies for sale. The ad is also contained. Rue Simmons documented the charge of $3.30 for the advertisement.
Date: February 19, 1959
Creator: Dallas Morning News
Item Type: Text

[Scrapbook Page: Brownie Investiture]

Description: Scrapbook page with information about the investiture ceremony held by Brownie Girl Scout Troop #74 in Denton, Texas. It includes a small newspaper clipping and a handwritten note discribing the event above a photograph of the girls. In the image, the girls are wearing their uniforms and are seated in a semi-circle in a classroom. Large posters with the Girl Scout and Brownie symbols are behind them and chalkboards are visible on the walls. A handwritten note at the bottom of the page identifies the girls, left to right: Darby, Jamie, Joyce, Dorothy, Adele, Linda, Patty, Debbie, and Debra.
Date: 1958~
Item Type: Text

Eastern Church Belles

Description: Twelve unidentified women pose in historical costumes for a group portrait in an unknown room during the Denton centennial celebration. This photo appeared in the Denton Record-Chronicle on Wednesday, April 10, 1957.
Date: April 10, 1957
Item Type: Photograph

Eastern Church Belles

Description: Twelve unidentified women pose in historical costumes for a group portrait in an unknown room during the Denton centennial celebration. This photo appeared in the Denton Record-Chronicle on Wednesday, April 10, 1957.
Date: April 10, 1957
Item Type: Photograph

Centurama

Description: The official program for Denton's centennial celebration on April 21-27, 1957 contains information about the events week, a brief history of Denton's foundation and progress, a map of Denton in 1957, and several advertisements for local organizations. Several photographs of early Denton County scenes, various historical markers, early buildings of North Texas State College and Texas State College for Women, and other mentionable landmarks are included.
Date: 1957-04~
Creator: Denton Centennial Commision
Item Type: Book

Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Description: Dr. Livelong's medicine show arrived by a donkey-pulled wagon on the courthouse square. Homer B. Bronstad of Denton High School was Dr. Livelonger. In the photograph, the ABC Belles are presenting their "Over the Top Tonic", made by Strong and Robust. It was "Guaranteed to cure all Centennial aches and pains." Mrs. Sy Lockhart, president of the Belles, presented comedy lines. The article for this event appeared in the April 5th, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle on page 5.
Date: April 1957
Item Type: Photograph

Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Description: Dr. Livelong's medicine show on the courthouse square. Homer B. Bronstad of Denton High School was Dr. Livelonger and music was presented by Ben Boone, James Stanfield, Dale Phillips and Raymond Turner. In the photograph, the ABC Belles are presenting their "Over the Top Tonic", made by Strong and Robust. It was "Guaranteed to cure all Centennial aches and pains." The article for this event appeared in the April 5th, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle on page 5.
Date: April 1957
Item Type: Photograph

Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Description: Photograph of Dr. Livelong's medicine show on the courthouse square. Homer B. Bronstad of Denton High School was Dr. Livelonger and music was presented by Ben Boone, James Stanfield, Dale Phillips, and Raymond Turner. In the photograph, the ABC Belles are presenting their "Over the Top Tonic", made by Strong and Robust. It was "Guaranteed to cure all Centennial aches and pains." The article for this event appeared in the April 5th, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle on page 5.
Date: April 1957
Item Type: Photograph

Dr. Livelong's Medicine Show

Description: Dr. Livelong's medicine show arrived by a donkey-pulled wagon on the courthouse square. Homer B. Bronstad of Denton High School was Dr. Livelonger. In the photograph, the ABC Belles are presenting their "Over the Top Tonic", made by Strong and Robust. It was "Guaranteed to cure all Centennial aches and pains." Mrs. Sy Lockhart, president of the Belles, presented comedy lines. The article for this event appeared in the April 5th, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle on page 5.
Date: April 1957
Item Type: Photograph

ABC Belles Singing

Description: In March of 1957, the ABC Belles entertained other Belle chapters, Brothers of the Brush and the public with a singsong at the city hall. About 300 attended.
Date: March 1957
Item Type: Photograph

ABC Belles Singing

Description: In March of 1957, the ABC Belles entertained other Belle chapters, Brothers of the Brush and the public with a singsong at the city hall. About 300 attended. Article about this event appeared in the March 26, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle, page 5.
Date: March 1957
Item Type: Photograph

ABC Belles Singing

Description: In March of 1957, the ABC Belles entertained other Belle chapters, Brothers of the Brush and the public with a singsong at the city hall. About 300 attended.
Date: March 1957
Item Type: Photograph

ABC Belles Singing

Description: In March of 1957, the ABC Belles entertained other Belle chapters, Brothers of the Brush and the public with a singsong at the city hall. About 300 attended. Article about this event appeared in the March 26, 1957 Denton Record-Chronicle, page 5.
Date: March 1957
Item Type: Photograph

ABC Belles Singing

Description: In March of 1957, the ABC Belles entertained other Belle chapters, Brothers of the Brush and the public with a singsong at the city hall. About 300 attended.
Date: March 1957
Item Type: Photograph

ABC Belles Singing

Description: In March of 1957, the ABC Belles entertained other Belle chapters, Brothers of the Brush and the public with a singsong at the city hall. About 300 attended.
Date: March 1957
Item Type: Photograph

Denton County Courthouse, 1876 to 1894

Description: The first Denton County Courthouse was believed to have been burned in an act of arson in 1875. The second County Courthouse was built in 1876 and lasted until 1894 when lightning struck it. A photograph of the second courthouse included.
Date: February 3, 1957
Item Type: Clipping

Jack Schmitz and Sons Funeral Home

Description: Photograph of Jack Schmitz and Sons Funeral Home, a horse-drawn casket wagon, a horse-drawn hearse, and a 1923 motor hearse. Jack Schmitz Sr. and Bob Schmitz are driving the vehicles. The photograph was taken in 1957 during the Denton Centennial. A caption identifying the vehicles is included.
Date: 1957
Item Type: Photograph