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Dallas Heritage Village, Part II

April 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Last episode I waxed poetic (as I so often do) about Dallas Heritage Village, which is located on the environs of the big D’s original city park — which is called, cleverly enough, Old City Park. The curators have collected and maintained 38 wonderful old buildings from all over North Texas, including a log cabin […]

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Chasing Bonnie and Clyde in Dallas, Part II

April 6th, 2008 · 4 Comments

In my last entry, I talked a bit about Bonnie and Clyde, who happen to be buried in Dallas (though not together). I even directed the interested onlooker to the grave of Bonnie Parker, which is located in the Crown Hill Memorial Park on Webb Chapel Road, one of our main thoroughfares. By all accounts, […]

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Chasing Bonnie and Clyde in Dallas, Part I

April 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Like any large city, the DFW metroplex has its share of celebrity graves. For example, baseball legend Mickey Mantle is buried in Dallas, and the grave of rocker “Dimebag Darrell” Abbott (late of Pantera and Damageplan) can be found in Arlington. Someday, I’ll put together a sweet little entry or two about how to find […]

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Cultural Garland

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

 As long-time readers may recall, I currently live in Garland, which happens to be the tenth largest city in Texas (no, really). As such, it actually has a lot of good stuff going on, though by no means as much as Dallas, Fort Worth, or even, say, Plano or Arlington. Much of its cultural wealth […]

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The Freedman’s Memorial, Dallas: Part II

March 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

When last I left you, Gentle Reader, I was poised to describe the Freedman’s Memorial in Dallas, which is located at the former site of the old Freedman’s Cemetery. That cemetery was a local institution from 1869 until the 1930s, when it was largely wiped out by road construction. Its location (what’s left of it) […]

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Freedman’s Memorial, Dallas: Part I

March 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments

In the 1930s, the good city fathers of Dallas, all of whom were white as the driven snow, decided that those newfangled horseless carriages that were getting so popular needed a better way to get from south to north and vice versa than the surface roads they already had. This was right around the time […]

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The Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Gallery, Fort Worth

December 21st, 2007 · No Comments

  While Texas Christian University is a charming place, it’s hardly your typical tourist attraction. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in central Fort Worth, TCU is known more for its attractive campus (and girls) than anything else.   Don’t expect a sports powerhouse here: the Horned Frogs try, sure, but I get the impression that […]

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The John F. Kennedy Memorial

October 4th, 2007 · No Comments

  A while back I wrote a brief entry about the Sixth Floor Museum — the facility in Dallas’ historic West End that celebrates the life (and tragic death) of President John F. Kennedy, who was murdered by an assassin stationed in the very warehouse, and on the very floor, where the museum is located now. […]

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