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North Side of Denton Square

Description: A view of the business section on the north side of the Denton Square around 1889. All the building were constructed of wood, with board sidewalks of even lengths to aid the pedestrian in keeping out of the mud and sand of the unpaved streets. On the left is the three-story Cronston building. The Francis Hardware Store was on the lower floor. The Woodbine building was next to the Cronston and adjoining was Clay Wither's store. Emory C . Smith's law office and R. A. Cobb's confectionery in the next two buildings followed by the McNeil dry goods store. The vacant lot was where the Lacy Hotel had burned down two years before. A saloon stands next and it is connected to a large building in which a meat market was operated.
Date: 1889
Partner: Denton Public Library

North Side of Denton Square

Description: A view of the business section on the north side of the Denton Square around 1889. All the buildings were constructed of wood, with board sidewalks of even lengths to aid the pedestrian in keeping out of the mud and sand of the unpaved streets. On the left is the three-story Cronston building. The Francis Hardware Store was on the lower floor. The Woodbine building was next to the Cronston and adjoining was Clay Wither's store. Emory C . Smith's law office and R. A. Cobb's confectionery in the next two buildings followed by the McNeil dry goods store. The vacant lot was where the Lacy Hotel had burned down two years before. A saloon stands next and it is connected to a large building in which a meat market was operated.
Date: 1889
Partner: Denton Public Library

Hanging of John Quincy Adams Crews

Description: A large group of unidentified people are at the Denton County Jail located on Elm Street awaiting the hanging of J. Q. A. Crews. Crews was the last person to be hanged in Denton County. He was hanged for the murder of the Murrell family in Cooke County.
Date: October 18, 1895
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Juggling man on unicycle]

Description: Photograph of a man juggling and riding a unicycle, taken at the UNT homecoming parade for the game against the University of Texas at El Paso. The Denton County Courthouse appears in the background.
Date: November 9, 2013
Creator: Clark, Junebug
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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
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Partner: Denton Public Library

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
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Partner: Denton Public Library

Burial of John B. Denton

Description: Burial of John B. Denton on the lawn of the Denton County Courthouse. The pall bearers were John W. Gober, E. B. Orr, L. Willis, J. M. Swisher, J. H. Hawkins, W. C. Wright. Rev. J. T. Denton, one of John B. Denton's sons, was in charge of the services. Son John B. Denton, Jr. and grandson Wiliam Baker were also present.
Date: 1900
Partner: Denton Public Library

[News Clips: LBJ Library contract, Auditor warns of county deficit, Final rites for fallen Marine, Dr. Peale criticizes rioting, Denton premier for new picture]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany multiple news stories. In "LBJ Library Contract Okayed by U-T Regents," the board of regents meets to approve the contract for the LBJ Library. Footage of the future library site and architectural renderings of University Hall are shown. In "Auditor warns of county deficit," the auditor being interviewed warns of upcoming tax increases if Shannon's legislation is passed. "Final rites for fallen Marine" depicts footage of the funeral procession for a deceased serviceman. in "Dr. Peale critical of demonstrations," Dr. Peale and his wife are shown exiting a plane. Miss United Flying presents them with roses. Dr. Peale is interviewed and he criticizes public officials' tolerance for rioting. Lastly, "Denton premier for new picture" is footage from the parade held at the Denton County Square in anticipation of the Southwestern Premier of the film Bonnie and Clyde at the Campus Theater on the Denton Square. The stars of the film attend the parade in historical vehicles. Warren Beatty, Estelle Parsons, and Michael J. Pollard can be seen driving around the square.
Date: September 13, 1967
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Burial of John B. Denton

Description: Group of individuals on the Denton Square for the burial of John B. Denton on the lawn of the Denton County Courthouse. The pallbearers are E. B. Orr, L. Willis, J. M. Swisher, John W. Gober, J.H. Hawkins, and W. C. Wright. The Minnis and Curtis Drugstore can be seen in the southeast corner of the square. The Exchange National Bank can be seen in the background. This photo was given to the Library by Bess Minnis McFadden, according to a Denton Record Chronicle article from July 2, 1967.
Date: November 21, 1901
Partner: Denton Public Library