"The Athens of North Texas"
from the Yucca, the Yearbook of North Texas Normal College, 1917

In the 19th century, Denton citizens realized the importance of education and worked to introduce a public school system to our growing community. In the 1890s civic groups lobbied hard to bring state colleges to Denton as a means of ensuring greater quality of life and economic security to the community. Today Denton has over 22,000 students in the public school system and more than 45,000 students are enrolled in our colleges and universities.

The College of Industrial Arts 1903
(Texas Womens University)


North Texas State Teachers College 1928
(The University of North Texas)


The photos above are courtesy of the Library of Congress
American Memory Project and are available in larger format from the
Library of Congress website.