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Once known for its cotton production and Jersey cows, Cleburne has evolved from its agricultural heritage into a diverse community. This former Civil War training camp, located near Buffalo Creek, was named for Confederate general Patrick Cleburne when it became the county seat in 1867. Just west of town, cowboys moved cattle up the Chisholm Trail before the Santa Fe Railway brought jobs and money in 1881. As lieutenant commander of the navy dirigible USS Akron, Charles Rosendahl soared over his childhood home of Cleburne in 1932. From early opera and movie houses, saloons, and congested trade days, to live theaters, parks, and modern industries, Cleburne continues to progress. Today a new economy and booming growth have emerged due to the Barnett Shale gas exploration.
ISBN: 9780738571195
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 207
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Mollie Gallop Bradbury Mims's interest in preserving local history led her to coordinate the 1985 Johnson County History. While the sources for the photographs in this book are numerous, the City of Cleburne's Layland Museum provided a majority of the images. The magnificent Layland Museum is housed in the 1905 Carnegie building that served as the library for generations. Mims is an avid historical researcher for the museum and has been a freelance writer and photographer for over 30 years.
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