Dallas, Texas

Month: March 2020

Big A Cemetery

We recently recovered some historical articles on old cemeteries in the county. This one concerns Big A Cemetery in Rowlett. Big A is the first known cemetery to have ever served the Rowlett area. Early pioneer families would travel from all the various surrounding communities to the Kirby meadow in order to bury their dead.…
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Dallas, 100 Years Ago

On January 25, 1920, the Dallas Trade League published an advertisement in the Amarillo Daily News promoting Dallas area businesses. The image below contained a list of businesses which were members of the League. View a PDF Source: Amarillo daily news. (Amarillo, Tex.), 25 Jan. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042551/1920-01-25/ed-1/seq-14/>

Event Postponed

“BECOMING GARLAND AVENUE—2020 REVIVAL” POSTPONED UNTIL FALL; NEW DATES ANNOUNCED SOON With Garland city council determining last night that all city entertainment venues, including the Plaza Theatre, are shut down through at least May 9 due to health concerns, the long-planned musical drama, “Becoming Garland Avenue—2020 Revival”, has been postponed until the fall. New dates…
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W. W. Glover Cemetery

On March 12, 2020, DCPA members plotted tombstones in the northeast quarter of W. W. Glover Cemetery. The next workday is planned to be on Saturday, March 28, when Dr. Jarvis James will oversee a group of young people repainting the gate.

William E. Parry

William E. Parry (Parry Avenue) was born in Dearborn City, Indiana in 1846 and grew up in Kentucky. Parry came to Dallas in 1873, around the time that the railroads reached the area, and began working in the lumber business as a clerk. He married the former Mary Louise Bowing. Parry served the city in…
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