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Founded in 1857 as the fourth county seat of Denton County, the city of Denton is situated at the top of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex triangle. After the first trains from the Texas and Pacific Railroad and the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railway (the Katy) rolled into town in 1881, Denton developed from a frontier community into a vibrant city. Establishing itself as a center of education in 1890 with the founding of the Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute (now the University of North Texas), the creation of the Girls' Industrial College (now Texas Woman's University) in 1901 further enhanced this image. The city's 150-year history, forged by so many talented people, has provided a strong foundation for its growing economic environment. Today Denton's community spirit resonates through the energy of the city's many diverse events and its lively music scene.
ISBN: 9780738578545
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 226
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Georgia Caraway, executive director, and Kim Cupit, curator of collections, for the Denton County Museums worked together to compile this entertaining photographic history of Denton. Culled from the archives of the Denton County Museums, the Denton Record-Chronicle, and the Denton Public Library, this work features well-known images, as well as never-before-published photographs.
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