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About this collection

The Cooke County Public Library and the Morton Museum of Cooke County digital collection is a collaborative effort between the Cooke County Library and the Morton Museum of Cooke County.

Opened in 1914 as a Carnegie Library by pioneering county library Lillian Gunter, the Cooke County Library is the repository for the Gainesville Daily Register and houses a local history collection that dates back to 1848. The library’s digital collection includes information on slavery as well as issues of the Camp Howze Howitzer.

 

The Morton Museum of Cooke County was founded in 1968 and houses a large collection of historical documents and artifacts relating to the history of Cooke County. The museum’s digital collection includes information on the history of local residents, the Gainesville Community Circus and Camp Howze.

 
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