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    Dora Davenport Jones Collection

    Summary: Donor gave an early 20th century swagger stick accompanied by typed card explaining provenance of artifact.
    • The Girl Graduate, Her Own Book, leather bound book of mementos of her graduation from Fort Worth High School, June 1920
    • Swagger Stick: In 1917, at the age of 13, Dora Davenport Jones was given a "Swagger Stick" by a Canadian flier before departing for England that summer. The young man, a violinist in a Canadian Symphony Orchestra, had been invited to dine with Mr. and Mrs. Perry Walter Brown of Fort Worth. Dora, who lived in Houston, happened to be residing with her aunt at that time. All of the fliers carried swagger sticks, and many of them gave their swagger sticks to local girls before they left. This swagger stick was presented to the Tarrant County Historical Commission by Dora Davenport Jones, Mrs. Jo Buck, to be placed in the Tarrant County Archives collection of early mementos.