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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AC8_state-fair-of-texas_Dallas-TX.html
Founded in 1886, the State Fair of Texas now ranks as the most largely attended state fair in the U.S. It was begun as a private, nonprofit corporation for civic purposes by Capt. W.H. Gaston and other pioneer business and civic leaders of Dallas.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AAR_texas-centennial-exposition_Dallas-TX.html
As plans began to take shape for the Centennial celebration of Texas Independence, a group of Dallas businessmen led by R.L. Thornton, Sr., Fred Florence, and Nathan Adams, joined together to promote the city as the host of the major Centennial ev…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM290C_the-grassy-knoll_Dallas-TX.html
Journalist Merriman Smith, riding in the motorcade five cars behind President Kennedy reported seeing Dallas Police run up this hill, which he called a grassy knoll. Some witnesses believed shots came from the knoll area, but police found no evide…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM290B_propeller-from-the-rms-lusitania_Dallas-TX.html
RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner built in 1906 and operated by the Cunard Line. The ship entered passenger service in August 1907 and continued on the line's heavily traveled Liverpool, England to New York City route. During World War I, th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21VK_western-heights-cemetery_Dallas-TX.html
Located on part of the original William Coombs survey, burials in this cemetery date to the 1850's. Originally known at Troth, it was formally dedicated in 1881, when land was set aside for a "graveyard forever" by Z.E. Coombes and W.R. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20UK_mccree-cemetery_Dallas-TX.html
The first land for this cemetery was granted by Mahulda Bonner McCree in 1866. At least two burials, for John Henry Jones (d. 1862) and Elizabeth McCullough (d. 1864), occurred before the graveyard was formally deeded. Over the years, the cemetery…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/tmp-6929c_hamilton-park-community_Dallas-TX.html
Located ten miles north of downtown Dallas, the African American community of Hamilton Park began as the White Rock Farming Settlement. In the 1940s and 1950s, racial violence in the South Dallas community of Queen City and the discriminatory disp…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UKY_tenth-street-historic-district-freedmans-town-historical_Dallas-TX.html
The first African Americans to live in Oak Cliff were slaves, brought here by settlers such as William H. Hord in 1845 to work the land. The neighborhood that grew here became known as the Tenth Street District. An important African American encla…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UCX_oath-of-office-of-president-johnson-historical_Dallas-TX.html
Near this point on November 22, 1963, Vice-President Lyndon Baines Johnson took the oath of office as 36th President of the United States. He is the first Texan to hold the office of President.      The ceremony was held in the central compa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UCW_texas-first-airmail-and-passenger-service-historical_Dallas-TX.html
Love Field witnessed two "firsts" in Texas aviation history. National Air Transport (later became United Air Lines) on May 12, 1926, inaugurated first airmail service in Texas, and on Sept. 1, 1927, flew the first passengers and express.…
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