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At a meeting of the City Federation of Women’s Clubs Monday, plans were discussed for the coming year. Among the ideas is to arrange for a park or playground where the children will have the freedom to run and exercise and to improve the Courthouse lawn.

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The special commission appointed to hear the condemnation proceedings in the case of County Commissioner, Precinct 3, Fred Cunningham against George Dunham rendered a decision Wednesday in which they condemned the land and awarded Mr. Dunham $375 for 1.95 acres of his land.

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With the hearty approval of the businessmen and support of the County Commissioners it now appears that Denton has a fair chance to secure a “white way” around the Square and on East Hickory Street to the train depot. Director V. W. Shepard reported to the Chamber of Commerce that the Commissioners had agreed to furnish four ornamental lights around the Courthouse Square.

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As the result of a light case of smallpox at the College of Industrial Arts, the entire student body, more than 600 young ladies, are being vaccinated today for the prevention of an epidemic of smallpox.

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A fire starting shortly after midnight Monday destroyed the entire Donahower block on the southwest corner of the Denton Square and caused a loss of approximately $60,000 shared by W.B. McClurkan, the owner of the property, Fox Brothers, W.E. Collins restaurant and the Record and Chronicle office. The cause of the fire is unknown. For nearly three hours the fire department fought the flames, but the lack of hose and the size of the building made it a difficult blaze to combat.

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Denton’s expression of loving sympathy for the little children in the war crisis left here Wednesday for Brooklyn via the American Express in the shape of six or seven big Christmas laden boxes.

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100 years ago: Principal Park of the Lee School, assisted by the faculty, is choosing a fifty dollar Victrola for the use of the grades in the grammar department of his school.

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100 years ago: James E. Ferguson of Temple, Democratic nominee for governor, spent Wednesday in Denton en route home from Gainesville and while at the Oatman Hotel held an informal reception, at which he received the good wishes of Denton citizens.

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100 years ago: Constable W. G. Starr and Squire E. C. Barton frustrated the burglary of the Russell & Co.’s Dry Goods at Pilot Point Saturday night after the burglars had loaded about $300 worth of goods and were apparently in the store making their final selections before making their get-away.

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100 years ago: The excessive rains and overflows of the last few months have left the stretch of the road in the Elm bottom impassable for loaded wagons. Its condition has been the worst in the county and probably the state.

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100 years ago: The Commissioners refusal to grant a postponement or continuance in the condemnation suit of the Fort Worth-Denton Traction vs. Henry T. Stewart was followed by the plaintiff’s dismissing the suit.

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100 years ago: There is no more conclusive proof that Denton County is improving morally than the fact that the county jail is vacant.

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100 Years Ago: The Denton County National Bank moved into its new quarters Wednesday night and now occupies what is declared to be one of the handsomest Bank buildings in the state. The removal was effected with little difficulty, everything in the fixtures being new and necessitating the moving only of the valuable papers, bank supplies and the like.

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100 years ago: Y.M. Turpin, Monday begins work as Denton’s official garbage hauler, paid partly by the city and partly by subscriptions among the business men.

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Scarlet fever disposed of in town — Denton’s City Health Officer, Dr. Piner, reports that the last case of scarlet fever has been disposed of by recovery and fumigation of the premises. Except for an epidemic of whooping cough in the North and West Side schools, and a few cases of mumps, the town is in good condition as regards general health.

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100 Years Ago: The Exchange National Bank opened for business Thursday morning in its new building on the southeast corner of the Square.

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Denton County commissioners, who have been working their road gangs of prisoners 10 full hours a day, will be forced to stop that practice by the new eight-hour law, according to an interpretation by County Attorney Wilson.

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A milestone: This month marks the 100th anniversary of this Denton Record-Chronicle feature that looks at past articles from the paper. The first look back at earlier stories began on May 20, 1913, in an article titled “Some Early Day History of Denton County” featuring stories from 19 years before. The occasional column became a daily fixture called “19 Years Ago” by the 1920s; it evolved into “Denton Yesteryear” in the late 1940s, with the title shortened to “Yesteryear” in the 1950s. We hope you continue to enjoy these little excursions into the past to see how much — or how little — things have changed.

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