Argyle, Texas (Images of America Series)

Overview

With its large trees and rolling hills, the small town of Argyle is nestled between the Grand Prairie and the Blackland Prairie. In the 1850s, settlers found Argyle's natural resources perfect for growing crops and raising cattle. In 1881, when the Texas and Pacific Railroad built tracks through Denton County, Argyle became a town. Those who led the way to bring modern conveniences and provide protection for the people of Argyle are pointed out in this book, which tracks Argyle's history from a farming community ...

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Overview

With its large trees and rolling hills, the small town of Argyle is nestled between the Grand Prairie and the Blackland Prairie. In the 1850s, settlers found Argyle's natural resources perfect for growing crops and raising cattle. In 1881, when the Texas and Pacific Railroad built tracks through Denton County, Argyle became a town. Those who led the way to bring modern conveniences and provide protection for the people of Argyle are pointed out in this book, which tracks Argyle's history from a farming community to a modern town. Through the years, Argyle's citizens have worked together to benefit the community through local charitable organizations that include the Argyle Food Pantry, the Argyle Seniors' Activities Center, the Communities Civic League, Inc., and the Argyle Education Foundation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738584966
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/7/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,386,298
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Sheffield Simmons, the author of nine children's books, three historical pageants, numerous newspaper articles, and a book on the history of Argyle, is currently a feature writer for the Argyle Sun newspaper. This book's photographs were obtained from individuals, the Denton Record-Chronicle, the Sun newspapers, the Argyle Volunteer Fire Department, the First Baptist Church Argyle, and the Argyle United Methodist Church. The research material came from Argyle Community History by Yvonne Allen Jenkins, interviews with individuals, church histories, and newspapers.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Homes and Places: The Heart of the Town 9

2 Schools and Churches: The Strength of the Town 31

3 Businesses and Municipals: The Backbone of the Town 61

4 Disasters and Celebrations: The Stamina of the Town 77

5 People: The Spirit of the Town 101

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