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Interurban vs. Streetcar

The interurban’s always gonna win.

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I’m not sure what the original source is for this photo, but I came across it on the Northern Texas Traction History Group on Facebook. 91 more words

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"Speed With Safety" on the Crimson Limited -- 1930

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by Paula Bosse

A 1930 ad for the Crimson Limited deluxe interurbans (electrified railway trains) that ran between Dallas and Fort Worth, a couple of years before the company went into receivership, put out of business by the rise of automobile culture. 260 more words

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Thanks, Ticket Guys!

Got a flood of Twitter followers from the great mention last Saturday on The Orphanage show. Thank you so much, guys!

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Empire Mills -- Grinding Wheat Into Wedding Presents Since the Cleveland Administration

by Paula Bosse

Exciting news hit the pages of The Dallas Herald on March 26, 1885:

“A contract was closed last night for the erection of a mammoth 250-barrel, full roller flouring mill with all the latest machinery in this city.

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Ernie Banks: From Booker T. Washington High School to the Baseball Hall of Fame to the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Dallas Morning photo, reprinted in the Nov. 3, 1955 issue of Jet

by Paula Bosse

Ernie Banks, the baseball player so indelibly linked with Chicago that he is known as “Mr. 380 more words

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Skate Date!

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by Paula Bosse

The Fair Grounds Skating Rink opened in the old machinery hall in 1906 at the height of the roller skating fad that was sweeping the nation. 225 more words

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"The Riviera of the South" -- On Harry Hines!

by Paula Bosse

The Tower Hotel Courts opened in the fall of 1946. Their address makes my had spin: at “The Circle” where highways 77, 183, 114, and Loop 12 intersect. 240 more words

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