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A Proposed Trinity River Boulevard Connecting Dallas and Fort Worth -- 1924

by Paula Bosse

In 1924, Dallas Mayor Louis Blaylock proposed a new route between Dallas and Fort Worth which would closely follow the course of the Trinity River. 574 more words

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Freeways Without Futures, Dallas Edition

A good video from my home state, Texas, about the possibility of ripping out a massive highway system that cuts through downtown Dallas, and using it for other more profitable and productive things.

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Post Office, Sunbonnets -- ca. 1890s

“Little Post Office on the Blackland Prairie” (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

Laura and Mary Ingalls and Nellie Oleson appear to have wandered into Dallas to take a look at the new Post Office clock tower, seen here at Commerce and Ervay, probably in the mid- to late-1890s. 55 more words

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DP&L's Twin Smokestacks

An unusual view of the smokestacks from 1939 — in color!

by Paula Bosse

I got to thinking about those two smokestacks that used to be such an important part of the Dallas skyline when I came across this rather forceful 1928 Dallas Power & Light Company ad: 619 more words

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A Distant Dallas Hall on the Horizon -- 1914

A clear line of sight, from Deep Ellum to SMU (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

A quick “bonus” post: a detail of an… 166 more words

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"Mobile-Optimized," Y'all!

by Paula Bosse

Howdy! For those of you who visit this blog while on a mobile device … good news! I’ve finally been able to start tweaking it so that reading it on a phone doesn’t cause a dull throbbing pain in your head. 22 more words

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