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We Will Be In Deep Ellum All Weekend

Join us for the 20th annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival in Dallas this weekend. Over 200 artists Live music on 2 stages Lots of food, beverages and night life Friday, Saturday and Sunday This is our third year exhibiting in Deep Ellum and we have expanded our booth to a 10×20 configuration to provide more…
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This day in Texas History: Commission Established to Plan Central National Road

This day in Texas History: Commission Established to Plan Central National Road February 05, 1844 On this day in 1844, the Texas Congress established a five-man commission to oversee the construction of the Central National Road. The road was to begin on the bank of the Trinity River in Dallas County and run to the…
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This Day in Texas History: Co-Founder of Neiman Marcus Dies

This Day in Texas History: Co-Founder of Neiman Marcus Dies December 11, 1950 Herbert Marcus was born September 6, 1878, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Jacob and Delia (Bloomfield) Marcus. He was educated in the Louisville public schools but left high school after a few months for financial reasons. When he was fifteen he followed his…
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This Day in Texas History: Belle Starr Marries Horse Thief Jim Reed

This Day in Texas History: Belle Starr Marries Horse Thief Jim Reed November 01, 1866 On this day in 1866, Myra Maybelle (or Belle) Shirley, better known as Belle Starr, married outlaw Jim Reed. Reed eventually became involved with the Younger, James, and Starr gangs, which killed and looted throughout Texas, Arkansas, and Indian Territory.…
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New Resellers in Dallas

This news is a little late making it to cyberspace, cut we’ve been busier than usual and it simply slipped through the cracks. Please join us in welcoming our two newest Dallas area vendors for Texas As I See It. Old Red Museum 100 South Houston St Dallas, TX 75202 214-745-1100 Dallas Arboretum 8525 Garland…
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This Day in Texas History: Stevie Ray Vaughan Dies in Crash

This Day in Texas History: Stevie Ray Vaughan Dies in Crash August 27, 1990 On this day in 1990, Texas blues musician Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash on the way to Chicago from a concert in Alpine Valley, East Troy, Wisconsin. Vaughan was born in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas on…
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This Day in Texas History: Mysterious Fires Plague North Texas

This Day in Texas History: Mysterious Fires Plague North Texas July 08, 1860 On this day in 1860, a series of mysterious fires broke out in North Texas, devastating several communities and leading to the Texas slave panic of 1860. The most serious fire destroyed most of the downtown section of the small town of…
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This Day in Texas History: WFAA Radio Goes On the Air

This Day in Texas History: WFAA Radio Goes On the Air June 26, 1922 On this day in 1922, radio station WFAA in Dallas began transmitting. The A. H. Belo Corporation, publisher of the Dallas Morning News and the Texas Almanac, owned WFAA. WFAA, which stands for Working For All Together, was the brainchild of…
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This Day in Texas History: Southwest Airlines Takes Flight

This Day in Texas History: Southwest Airlines Takes Flight June 18, 1971 On this day in 1971, Southwest Airlines began service from Dallas’s Love Field. The airline’s first flight came after three years of legal battles with rivals Braniff Airways, Continental Airlines, and Trans-Texas Airways that included a 1970 decision by the United States Supreme…
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Dallas Pioneer Cemetery

Most people are not familiar with one of Dallas’ most remarkable landmarks right in the heart of the City. ┬áNestled in the crook formed by the intersection of both wings of the Dallas Convention Center is the Pioneer Cemetery. A massive bronze sculpture of a cattle drive crossing a creek is one of the highlights…
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