Texas Confederate Soldiers Monument
The Texas Confederate Statue located in downtown Denton was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and The Texas United Confederate Veterans in 1918. It has served as a reminder of the soldiers that served in the War between the States from 1861 to 1865, and caused many casualties over the years between members of the United States. Texas was a confederate state during this time, and most Texans fought for the Confederacy.
Recently this statue has been a cause of controversy as members of the NAACP and students from the University of North Texas challenged the need for this statue to be located in the Denton County Courthouse's building. The statue is a part of Texas history, and will not be taken down anytime soon, as if the statue were to be displaced, there would be a $1000 per day fine imposed by the State of Texas until it was put back in place.
Denton Air Fair
Every year in May Denton hosts an Air Fair at the Denton Municipal Airport which attracts many families and plane enthusiasts from Denton and neighbouring areas. Events include a walk-up display of dozens of planes ranging from the 1909 Bleriot to Navy-flown F-18 fighters. A flight show is also put on to see plane aerobatics, sky divers. Also on display are antique planes, antique cars and antique motorcycles. You can also see Fly-bys of military planes and sky-diving competitions.
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