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Mesquite Middle School and High School Students, around 1920

The photograph above represents middle school and high school students of Mesquite, Texas. The exact date is unknown, but it is believed to have been taken from 1920 to 1922. Do you know someone in this picture? Description: Photograph of Mesquite middle and high school students standing outside of the school building. On the back…
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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/>

Exposition Park Presbyterian Church

This congregation took its name from its proximity to Exposition Park, now known as the State Fair of Texas. The land was donated by the Gaston family and facilitated by the Parry family, both of which were early residents of Dallas. The church was organized in late 1890 as a mission church of the Second…
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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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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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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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Durrett Cemetery

DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS NANCY C. STRONG RE-INTERMENT AND MEMORIAL by Kathy Ann Reid On September 16, 2019 we had quite a long, hot, interesting day as witnesses of the dis- interments and re-interments of George and Elizabeth Durrett, and the Strong baby girl, Nancy C. Strong. After the memorial service for the Durretts, our journey…
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