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Theatrical Production Tells Early Garland History

SELL-OUT “BECOMING GARLAND AVENUE” RETURNS IN APRIL 2020 “Becoming Garland Avenue”, the historical musical drama that played to a sell-out audience last April at Plaza Theatre Downtown Garland, will be performed again in a revised version on April 18 and 19 at 3 p.m. The play is set in 1913, 22 years after the side-by-side communities…
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Quarterly Meeting: 3/5/2020

Save the the date for our upcoming meeting with Mark Stuertz: Nationally award-winning journalist and author, Mark Stuertz. He has been a Dallas-based writer for more than two decades. His investigative reporting, features, criticism, and business process articles have appeared in a variety of publications including the Dallas Observer, Modern Luxury Dallas, the Dallas Business…
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St Paul United Methodist Church

St Paul United Methodist Church is one of the very oldest churches in Dallas. It was founded in the heart of what was to become a thriving African American community just outside the downtown business district. The community wrapped around downtown from west to north, encompassing the old State Thomas neighborhood to Deep Ellum. According…
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Horatio Nelson Haskell and Jefferson Peak

Horatio Nelson Haskell (Haskell Avenue) was born in Kentucky in 1825 and moved to Texas in 1844 after the death of both his parents. He first resided in far south Texas near the mouth of the Rio Grande. He joined the United States Army during the Mexican-American War, taking part in battles from Cerro Gordo to…
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Hunnicutt School, became Bayles Elementary, DISD

Kathy Ann Reid’s article on the history of the school that is thought to be the oldest school in the Dallas ISD, Bayles Elementary:

Dallas, 100 Years Ago

The Jewish monitor. (Fort Worth-Dallas, Tex.), 26 Nov. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn89070104/1920-11-26/ed-1/seq-49/>

Marvin D. Love

Marvin Dan Love (Marvin D. Love Freeway – Highway 67 from the I-35 split to I-20) was a native Texan, born July 16, 1894 in Bell County.  His father died when he was five years old and he lived with his mother for a number of years.  Marvin served in the United States Navy in World War…
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Churches: Timeline for Church of the Incarnation

Church of the Incarnation, transcribed from its brochure: 1878 – The great missionary bishop Alexander Garrett founds Incarnation as a chapel of St. Matthew’s Cathedral, using money given to him to England and Ireland. 1886 – The chapel becomes a mission of the Diocese of Dallas. 1897 – The Rev. Edwin Wickens, as vicar, nurtures…
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Horton and Crestview Cemeteries

by Kathy Ann Reid – Interest is stirring in another two of the cemeteries that were on the DCPA Spring 2018Endangered List! Years ago Frances James (deceased) and a Horton descendant, Susanna Clark, worked on the cemeteries together. Susanna continues her interest, and a local descendant has enlisted with enthusiasm and energy. At this time…
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William Henry Gaston

William Henry Gaston (Gaston Avenue, W. H. Gaston Junior High School) was born in Alabama in 1840. Prior to the Civil War, his family moved to Anderson County in Texas. W. H. Gaston joined the Confederate Army at the beginning of the war and was elected captain the First Texas Infantry Regiment of Hood’s Texas…
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