Coppell, Texas: A History

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Coppell history is rooted in peace and community. In 1843, Sam Houston met with ten native tribes along Grapevine Springs Creek to negotiate an accord to end fighting and allow trade and settlement in the area. When Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened in 1974, Coppell transformed from a farming hamlet into a thriving town with expanding economic opportunity. Through firsthand accounts with longtime residents and meticulous research, authors Jean Murph and Lou Duggan unfold the contemplative story of a complex and historic community.
ISBN: 9781467136617
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Series: Brief History
Images: 61
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jean Murph first wrote for the Coppell Star before creating the Citizens' Advocate, an independently owned community newspaper in Coppell, in 1984. She is an active member of the Coppell Historical Society and lives with her family in nearby Grapevine, Texas. Lou Duggan was elected to the Coppell City Council in 1983 and served as the city's sixth mayor from 1985 to 1989. He joined Jean Murph at the Citizens' Advocate newspaper in 1990 as associate publisher/editor until 2010. During the intervening twenty years he and Murph have authored hundreds of articles, columns and feature stories about Coppell, many of which focused on the city's history. Duggan and his wife Judy remain active within the community.
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