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D in the Heart of Texas
Jerry T. Dealey
The Dallas Morning News is Born (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
On April 19, 1901, Colonel Alfred H. Belo died. Ownership of the papers reverted to his son Alfred Belo Jr., but he was too inexperienced in the newspaper business to assume direct control. G. B. continued to manage the Morning News, much as his brother T. W. was assisting long time Belo associate Colonel Lowe to manage the Galveston News. Also in this year, G. B. had a brief argument with the Sangers Brothers, who owned the largest and oldest retail outlet in the area, as they were trying to use advertising space for publicity purposes. This was against Dealey’s principles of allowing advertisers to put forth publicity or political statements in their advertisements. (Compare this to the infamous “Black Border Ad” which son Ted Dealey would allow on November 22, 1963.) Dealey won the argument, and the publicity ad was withdrawn, without losing the huge advertiser, Sanger-Harris Department Stores.
This is Dallas with a light snowfall in 1923 (aerial view). The tallest white building in the center right is the Magnolia Building, newly built in 1923. Pegasus was not added to this building until the American Petroleum convention in 1934, when it was still the tallest building in Dallas. The building just this side of the Magnolia is the Adolphus Hotel. Union Terminal is the white building in the forground to the right, with the railroad tracks and embarking platforms. The bridge in the lower left is the Commerce St. bridge, which passes over the old Trinity River channel in the bottom left corner. To the left of this is the properties that would become Dealey Plaza in later years. Note that the Trinity River was just down the 18 foot bank from the railroad tracks that would later make up the Triple Overpass, before the river was moved.
D in the Heart of Texas - Table of Contents
The Dallas Morning News is Born (Part 1)
The 1908 Flood
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