Monday, May 26, 2008

Dallas after the Great Flood of 1908

Thanks to Back Talk Lakewood/East Dallas for linking to this article about "the history of Dallas and how our city developed, 100 years after the Great Flood of 1908":

Ever wondered just why it is the Trinity looks the way it does downtown or who came up with the idea to have a White Rock Lake Park in the first place? The Morning News published an interesting historical look at the development of Dallas after what is now known as the great flood of 1908. Among the things you'll find out by reading the story is why Central Expressway goes north but not south (a dispute over land prices with the railroads), how Union Station came to centralize Dallas' rail service, and who came up with the designs for Turtle Creek Boulevard and Stemmons Corridor. It's an informative look at how things came to be the way they are here in Dallas.
See the full article in The Dallas Morning News here:
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/052508dnmet1908flood.3b52dfb.html
Dallas State Fair 1908


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