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D in the Heart of Texas
Jerry T. Dealey
John Neely Bryan – And Other Early Founders (Part 2)
Early History of Texas
The Europeans and American Settlers
John Neely Bryan – And Other Early Founders
Some Wheeling-Dealing to Grow a City
George Bannerman Dealey
The Dallas Morning News is Born
The Great 1908 Flood
G. B. Promotes Other Early Dallas Growth
The "City of Hate"
Building the ‘Subway’, Triple Underpass, Dealey Plaza
The Other Buildings Around Dealey Plaza
The Elder G. B. Dealey
The Dallas "Citizens Council"
The ‘Right Wing’ Direction of Dallas - "City of Hate" Revisited
A ‘Turn-Around’ for the Dallas Morning News
The Pre-November ‘Hate’ Incidents
Dallas’ Law Enforcement
November 1963, Why Dallas?
Dealey Plaza Changes To-Date
In 1844, an important settler came to the area: J. P. Dumas. Dumas was by trade a surveyor, and Bryan quickly had Dumas survey a half square mile of his one square mile property, and lay out ‘lots’ for the city of Dallas. Among these was the lot that Bryan was later to donate for the County Courthouse, the lot where the Dallas County Courthouse still sits today, east of Houston St. on Dealey Plaza. For Dumas’ efforts, Bryan gave him one of the lots, the ownership of which Dumas failed to preserve, because he considered it worthless. For the next few years, Bryan would sell or give away many of these lots, in a vision to build his town of Dallas. On the future Dealey Plaza, he continued to have his cabin, and in 1845 the Republic of Texas established Dallas’ first Post office in Bryan’s cabin, with Bryan as Postmaster. The business minded Bryan was still pursuing his dream.
D in the Heart of Texas - Table of Contents
John Neely Bryan - And Other Early Founders (Part 1)
John Neely Bryan – And Other Early Founders (Part 3)
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