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Seagoville was founded in 1879 by T. K. Seago, who also donated the land that brought the Texas and New Orleans Railroad. With the arrival of this new railroad, Seagoville became an industrial frontier. The first church was organized in 1872, and the first bank was founded in 1905. By 1911, the city could boast that there were seven citizens who owned automobiles. Although the Great Depression had its impact, there were no bread lines in town because the local cannery provided employment. The movie actor Chill Wills was born here and went on to star with such noted actors as John Wayne and Spencer Tracy. During World War II, the city sent 228 of its 720 citizens to the armed services. Even today, numerous stories circulate about the infamous Bonnie and Clyde spending time in town.
ISBN: 9780738578637
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 205
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Billie Frank Phillips is a retired library-media specialist with the Dallas Independent School District. She created a library of 3500 books for the Seagoville Historical Commission and is also a member of the National Trust. Along with the Seagoville Historical Commission, Billie Frank has gathered almost 200 photographs for this volume to show how Seagoville has grown throughout the years.
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