Posts filed under ‘history’
Searching through our Shepard Funeral Home Indexes from the early 20th C, we found the following information (names witheld):
Charged to: (withheld)
Secured by: Mortgage on Horse
Date of Funeral: Mar. 11, 1906
Place of Death: 5 miles east of city
Cause of Death: not known
Date of Death: Mar. 10, 1906
Age: One Month
Interment: Ballew or Cooper Cemetery
In order to pay for his daughter’s funeral the father had to mortgage his horse.
Thanks to Leslie for finding this.
Greetings to all you folks who still like CDs! I’m still buying vinyl and occasionally shellac, so I understand.
We have some new titles in this week:
Chromatics- Kill for Love
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti- Mature Themes
An Epic No Less-Echo of Love
Sollee, Ben-Half Made Man
White, Mathew E-Big Inner
Pantha Du Prince-Elements of Light
Cry Out To Jesus (compilation)
Skyzoo-A Dream Deferred
Gabriel, Juan- Celebrando
I’m especially excited about that John Hartford compilation. As a fan of “newgrass” (a combination of tradtional bluegrass,rock and jazz that Aereo Plain helped foster), this quote from Sam Bush puts it into perspective, “Without Aereo-plain, there would be no ‘newgrass’ music.” Do yourself a favor-go out and hear Denton’s own Boxcar Bandits to get a taste of where he led us.
The Emily Fowler Library will present a free Census Genealogy Research Class on February 23rd, from 3-5pm. The US Census is an invaluable resource for genealogy research and there helpful tips and tricks for navigating the forms. There are idiosyncrasies as well, which we will discuss. To register, call 940-349-6813.
The formal dedication for the new Official Texas Historic Marker for the Quakertown Community will be held this coming Saturday February 16, 2013 at 10:00a.m. at the Denton Civic Center 321 E. McKinney St. Librarian Laura Douglas was involved in writing the historic narrative as part of the marker application process and will receive a Certificate of Commendation. You may know her from visiting the Special Collections Department here at the Fowler Library.
We have an exhibit of photos, books and maps of Quakertown at the Emily Fowler Library running through the end February in the Special Collections department and an archive of Quakertown history available if you wish to learn more.
Also, mark your calendars for an upcoming program at the Emily Fowler Library about Quakertown on March 23 to be presented by Kim Cupit, Curator of Collections at the Courthouse On The Square Museum.
This coming Thursday, January 24th, 2013, The Denton County Courthouse Museum will present a program about a little-known part of Denton County history. Please read the following for more information:
Christmas in Icaria
a film by Daniel Garcia and Aurelio Medina
Brought to you
by the Denton County Office of History and Culture
with a short presentation on New Icaria
by Mike Cochran
at 12:15 PM, Jan. 24
in the Commissioners Courtroom -
Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St.
The film is the work of Spanish filmmakers Daniel Garcia and Aurelio Medina, who traveled to Denton County to make a film about New Icaria, the French communist experiment which tried to settle near present day Justin, Texas in 1848. The film makers interviewed a few locals, among them, Bill Marquis of Stony, Texas and a descendant of the colonists.
Etienne Cabet, the founder of the Icarian movement in France was a visionary, communist, author, journalist and rabble rouser during the tumultuous times after the French Revolution. He envisioned a perfect world, a utopia, based on equality for all citizens, and at the height of his popularity, he had tens of thousands of followers in France. In 1848 he decided to make his utopian vision a reality and he decided to build it in Justin, Texas. What could possibly go wrong?
The film will be introduced by local historian, Mike Cochran, who will present a short lecture on the New Icarian colony and the Icarian movement.
The program will be offered Museum exhibits and lectures are free and open to the public. Handicapped parking and accessibility through the north entrance.
The Special Collections Department at the Emily Fowler Library will present a class on using the genealogy databases we subscribe to such as Ancestry.com and Family Search as well as the indexes and local history resources we have available on our homepage. The class will be held Saturday December 1st, 2012 from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Fowler Library.
With so much genealogy information being added daily to these and other databases, knowledge of efficient search strategies, techniques, and learning what each has to offer make your research faster and more enjoyable.
This class is free but registration is required. Please call (940) 349- 6814 or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
The Denton Courthouse on the Square will host a photography exhibition of the work of local historian and former city councilmember Mike Cochran entitled “Neon Cowboys and Pink Ladies” from Oct 16th to December 31th. This is a collection of photographs of neon signs in the Southwest in the 1970′s. I’m anxious to see this because I have an “old sign” fetish myself and find it nearly impossible to pass one wherever I see one without taking a picture.
Along those lines, we have the following titles at the Denton Public Library that might whet the appetite:
Do you like saving money? Do you wonder if there are free websites to help with your genealogy research? The Emily Fowler Library Special Collections Dept. will present a class on Saturday Sept 1st, 2012 at 3pm that shows the researcher some useful and *free* websites that can assist you. Call 940-349-6814 to register and for more information. Oh, and the class is…free!