Historic Tales of Arlington, Texas

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Even before its immense population surge, Arlington never dreamed small. In the 1930s, Arlington Downs attracted thousands to its state-of-the-art horse racing facility. Just three decades later, Six Flags Over Texas opened, cementing a reputation as an entertainment destination. The hubbub of the stadiums and shopping complexes that followed often obscured other parts of the community's rich heritage, including far-reaching contributions to the disability rights movement. The city suffered growing pains as well, such as the demise of college football and the deadly 1892 train depot shootout that ended the town's lawless period. Join Evelyn Barker, along with Davis McCown, Leslie Wagner and Trevor Engel, for the forgotten details of Arlington's dynamic past.
ISBN: 9781625858955
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 45
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Evelyn Barker is a librarian at the University of Texas–Arlington. She and co-author Lea Worcester have previously written Images of America: Arlington, Legendary Locals of Arlington and University of Texas at Arlington. Davis McCown is a Tarrant County attorney and the author of Six Flags Over Texas: The First Fifty Years. Leslie Wagner is a metadata archivist at UTA and previously wrote for examiner.com on Dallas history topics. Trevor Engel works with the UTA Disability Studies minor program and was co-curator of the exhibit “Building a Barrier-Free Campus.”
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