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[Scrapbook Page: Chain Gangs]

Description: Scrapbook page with a photograph of several men standing in a loose semi-circle, with two hounds in the foreground. Horses hitched to wagons are visible in the background. A handwritten note below the image says "About 60 yrs ago, people who were picked up and put in jail worked their fines out by working on the roads. They were chained together while they worked. And bloodhounds were carried along. (This picture brot. [sic] by the "Rose Twins" Bertie & Myrtle (1960)."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

[Scrapbook Page: Denton Properties]

Description: Scrapbook page featuring photographs of three buildings in Denton, Texas with a label that says "Three of the Properties Denton is Buying For Site Of New Civic Center." The images are (left-to-right, clockwise): a wooden building with a multi-story store front labeled "One of the Old Buildings at Civic Center Site: This One To Be Torn Down"; a one-story house with wooden siding labeled "Dwelling on McKinney Street: This Lot Joins Present City Garage"; and several buildings behind a driveway and partially obscured by trees, labeled "Oakland Street Purchase: One Of Three Bought For County Building."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

[Scrapbook Page: Denton County National Bank]

Description: Scrapbook page containing the text of a newspaper article titled "The History of the Denton County National Bank" from Friday, March 9, 1962. The article discusses the history of Denton, Texas with a focus on the bank, which was founded in the 1890s.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

[Scrapbook Page: Denton Churches]

Description: Scrapbook page with several newspaper clippings about churches in Denton, Texas. At the top of the page, a diamond-shaped clipping has an image of a church building and says "Rally Day Sunday October 20" (left) next to an article about the construction of First Methodist Church and how they acquired the property for their location. In the center of the page, there is a photograph of two large buildings on a street, with the label "First Methodist Church." At the bottom of the page, there is a photograph of an L-shaped church building with the caption "The Asbury Methodist Church - 1919 North Elm St."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

[Scrapbook Page: First Baptist Church, Denton]

Description: Scrapbook page with several clippings about First Baptist Church in Denton, Texas. The story in the upper right part of the page has an image of the original First Baptist church building (which burned) and the article discusses the centennial celebrations to honor the founding of the church. A newspaper clipping on the left side of the page discusses a Sunday School class at the church made up of students who cannot speak or hear and has a photograph of the teachers and students. At the bottom of the page, there is a color photograph of the church building with the message "Welcome to the church with a gospel program that is Christ centered, Bible based, and life related."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

[Scrapbook Page: Denton Golden Anniversary Class]

Description: Scrapbook page containing a newspaper clipping that includes an image of the 1903 Denton High School Diploma and caption text below, which says: "DHS Golden Anniversary Class -- Graduates of Denton High School in 1903 received a diploma complete with a picture of the class. The diploma is the only one known which has a picture of the entire graduating class. Graduates are seated, left to right, Bessie Edwards (now of College Station), the late Silas Fry, Bessie Hogue (now of Dallas) and George Hopkins Sr., of Denton. Standing, left to right, the late W. H. Francis Gretna Cobbs (now Mrs. H. L. Davis of Midway, Ky.), the late Mat Davenport and the late Blanch Hoskins.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

[Tank on Streets of Denton Square]

Description: This photograph was taken after the announcement of the end of World War I. Unidentified onlookers admire a tank on the northeast side of the square. The building in the background is the southeast corner of the square. It housed the First State Bank. This building was torn down circa 1959-1960.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Scrapbook Page: Denton Citizens]

Description: Scrapbook page containing four photographs with text labels. At the top of the page, a man and woman are standing on the front porch of a home with a spotted dog; the label below says "Luther Lambert and wife." On the left side of the page, there is a photograph of a man (Tony Robinson) standing in front of a shoe-shine station where several clients are seated; a newspaper clipping below gives a brief biography of Robinson. On the right side is a photograph of an unidentified man in a fenced yard, paired with an image at the bottom of the page of a one-story wooden building with a stone chimney on the side; the label for the photos says "John Dunn's Home on McKinney Street."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

Denton County Courthouse

Description: View of the clock side of the Denton County Courthouse on the Denton Square. A number of green, leafy trees are rising up in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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Group of Early Denton County Settlers Sitting on Courthouse Steps

Description: Sixty men sitting on the steps the Denton County Courthouse, pictured were identified by W. L. McCormick, who submitted the names as part of a contest: 1)Thos. E. Fry, 2)J. R. Chambers, 3)E. Biggerstaff, 4)B. F. Paschall, 5)R. H. Hopkins, 6)W. S. Fry, 7)Wm. Howard, 8)I. N. Gamble, 9)B. Smith, 10)I. D. Ferguson, 11)W. C. Wright, 12)J. R. Sullivan, 13)G. S. Hammett, 14)W. J. Lacy, 15)C. W. Geers, 16)T. E. Wood (at Justin), 17)John Hedrick, 18)J. R. Edwards, 19)Brooks Beall, 20)F. E. Piner, 21)John Williams, 22)J. L. Randall (brick mason), 23)J. K. Holland, 24)unidentified, 25)Joe Chance, 26)Wiliam Phellps, 27)R. W. Pitman, 28)J. S. Chapman, 29)S. M. Simmons, 30) Nail (South of Denton), 31)J. R. McCormick, 32)C. C. Bell, 33)Dr. Chas Evertt, 34)Kirg Smith, 35)Sol. Carpenter, 36)Nathan Johnson, 37)Bush (brother of Dr. Bush), 38)Gus Claywell, 39)Hansard, 40)J. C. Parr, 41)Sam McKelvey, 42)Tab Bonds, 43) unidentified, 44)C. H. Jackson, 45)Tom Porter, 46)E. F. Kirkpatrick (former St. Comr.), 47)B. Neely, 48)Wm. Woods, 49)Tom Burge, 50) Mercer, 51)J. R. Templeton, 52)S. B. Tabor, 53)Jack Johnson, 54)A. Griffith, 55)J. M. Copley, 56)W. F. Egan, 57)James T. Cartwright, 58)Mrs. J. T. Cartwright, 59)W. G. McGaugay, 60)R. B. Anderson.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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Educational Rally

Description: Students rallying for an unknown event or cause on the southeast corner of the Denton Square. The Denton County Courthouse is visible in the background.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph
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[Denton County Courthouse on the Square, 1980]

Description: Photograph of the Denton County Courthouse in Denton, Texas. The three-story building has several balconies and spires, and the central spire houses a clock. The grave of John B. Denton is located in the lawn before the building.
Date: 1980-02~
Item Type: Photograph
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Educational Rally

Description: Students rallying for an unknown event or cause on the southeast corner of the Denton Square. The Denton County Courthouse is visible in the background.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph
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Confederate Veterans

Description: Large group of unidentified men from "Sul-Ross Camp" number 129. The picture was taken in front of the Denton County Courthouse.
Date: 1902
Creator: Shaw and Hargrove
Item Type: Photograph
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Confederate Veterans

Description: Large group of unidentified men who were soldiers in the Confederate Army, from Sul Ross Camp, no. 129. The photo was taken with the Denton County Courthouse as the backdrop.
Date: 1902
Item Type: Photograph
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