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A. A. Johnston House Moving Co. -- 1908

“Shoring a Specialty”

by Paula Bosse

Imagine what moving entailed before the advent of large motorized moving trucks.

I, myself, will be moving soon, and this will be my last new post for a while. 53 more words

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Dallas Imagined As an Inland Port

by Paula Bosse

Okay, this will be my last Trinity River post for a while. This is what some clever person imagined Dallas would look like today as an inland port had anyone ever managed to make the Trinity a navigable commercial waterway between DFW and the Gulf. 52 more words

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"How High's the Water, Mama?" -- 1908

by Paula Bosse

A great panoramic photo by Clogenson, showing the old Commerce Street bridge partially submerged by the Trinity River (which is pretty dang high … and rising). 76 more words

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The Nellie Maurine: When a Pleasure Boat Became a Rescue Craft During the Great Trinity River Flood of 1908

by Paula Bosse

107 years ago today — after days and days of torrential rains — the Trinity River reached a crest of over 52 feet, and the resulting flooding caused loss of life and property and almost incalculable widespead damage on both sides of the suddenly surging river. 1,293 more words

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World War II: The Homefront -- 1944

Mrs. A. H. Curry

by Paula Bosse

This touching photo appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Mother’s Day. The caption:

“HER DAY — Sons are scattered all over the world in a fight for a deep cause.

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"Used Books and Guns" -- 1967

Just your typical Texas bookshop….

by Paula Bosse

In honor of my father’s birthday, I give you this great illustration by M. Sasek from his book… 236 more words

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