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[C. U. Hogan at a Pioneer Memorial]

Description: C. U. Hogan standing next to a Denton County Pioneers memorial headstone while saluting. He is wearing a suit and holding his hat in is right hand. The memorial reads: "1851 1857 Dedicated to the Memory of the Denton County Pioneers Who Founded Alton By the Benjamin Lyon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1930." The writing in white ink reads, "To my good friend Mr. Will Williams a useful and lovable citizen of Denton With my best wishes, C. A.[Hogan?] Aug. 17, 1953" (text not entirely readable, Hogan is a guess on the name in the dedication).
Date: August 17, 1953
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton City School

Description: Exterior view of Denton first public school building, 1884-1904. The picture is captioned "Denton City School Established 1884. 425 Pupils." The text reads: Population of the town, 3,000; population of the county, 35,000. Character of soil, black sandy loam, on red clay subsoil. Timber and water in abundance. Staple products--Corn. wheat. oats, bartley and cotton. Fruits -Apples, pears peaches, apricots, plums and cberries [sic]; grapes and small fruits grow to perfection. Our town is situated on the Missouri Pacific Railway at the junction of the Dallas & Wichita Railway, 35 miles north of Dallas. We have one of the handsomest court-houses in the state, two banks, two newspapers, and business in fairly represented in other lines, for a new town. Photographed by William & Lenox, Denton, Texas. Compliments of Fredrick L. Kittredge
Date: unknown
Creator: Williams and Lenox
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Business Review and Directory

Description: This Denton business review was published as a guide for the farmers and residents of Denton county outside of the city. The directory includes descriptions of Denton's agricultural resources, commercial advantages, and business institutions.
Date: May 1890
Partner: Denton Public Library

Bedridden Boy Still In School

Description: Newspaper clipping and photo regarding Larry Wayne Shell, a third-grader at Little Elm School. Larry broke his leg and was forced to stay at home. His family installed an intercom wire between the school and his room, so he could participate in the lessons. Mrs. Harmon was his teacher.
Date: February 17, 1963
Creator: Burlage, George
Partner: Denton Public Library

City Passed Hat to Get TSCW

Description: Newspaper clipping describing the formation of Texas State College for Women, now known as Texas Woman's University, in Denton, Texas circa 1903. Photographs of the Old Main Building and Cree T. Work are also included.
Date: unknown
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

They Had A Job To Do

Description: Denton Record-Chronicle newspaper clipping of a picture of Misses Gertrude, Hassie, and Nola Doyle of Slidell. The three women grew up on a farm and lived their entire lives working on a farm, never marrying.
Date: October 6, 1963
Creator: The Denton Record-Chronicle
Partner: Denton Public Library

First Stewart's Creek Church

Description: Photograph of several unidentified men and a horse and buggy standing around the First Stewart's Creek Church. A photograph of the church as it appears today in Lewsiville is also included.
Date: 1963?
Creator: Denton Record-Chronicle
Partner: Denton Public Library

Looking Back

Description: Three Sanger Courier newspaper clippings regarding the grading of main street in 1892, a tornado that damages Sanger in 1895, and a Sanger fire in 1909. Mr. N. P. Kirkland and family are pictured.
Date: 1963
Partner: Denton Public Library

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
Partner: Denton Public Library

Crowd Waited For Flash--'War Over'

Description: Denton Record-Chronicle newspaper clipping describing the celebration of Denton's citizens after the news of the signed armistice that ended World War I on November 11, 1918. The clipping includes a photograph of fireworks lighting up the Denton County Courthouse.
Date: unknown
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