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D in the Heart of Texas
Jerry T. Dealey
The Dallas Morning News is Born (Part 1)
Early History of Texas
The Europeans and American Settlers
John Neely Bryan – And Other Early Founders
Some Wheeling-Dealing to Grow a City
George Bannerman Dealey
The Dallas Morning News is Born
The Great 1908 Flood
G. B. Promotes Other Early Dallas Growth
The "City of Hate"
Building the ‘Subway’, Triple Underpass, Dealey Plaza
The Other Buildings Around Dealey Plaza
The Elder G. B. Dealey
The Dallas "Citizens Council"
The ‘Right Wing’ Direction of Dallas - "City of Hate" Revisited
A ‘Turn-Around’ for the Dallas Morning News
The Pre-November ‘Hate’ Incidents
Dallas’ Law Enforcement
November 1963, Why Dallas?
Dealey Plaza Changes To-Date
1885 was the year that Belo pushed the idea of opening a second newspaper in Dallas, and G.B. was the main person in Dallas to organize it. Much work was involved with building a 3-story building at 509-511 Commerce St, and acquiring the presses, furniture, and equipment for it. In addition, the Morning News building on Commerce St., between Lamar and Austin, was the first one in Dallas to have all incandescent electric lights, powered by the newly built Dallas Power Plant. Many workers of the Galveston News were brought up to help, many Dallasites were trained, and many more were acquired from other newspapers in other areas of Texas. Many Texas newspapers had editorialized that it was nothing but sheer arrogance by the News to believe that its two newspapers could cover the entire state. But they proceeded anyway, and on October 1, 1885 the first edition of the Dallas Morning News was produced!
The Aldermen and leaders of Dallas were not widely known for their ‘social’ programs. It is not that they were particularly against them, but if it did not help Dallas financially, or attract new businesses into the area, it was not pushed by these growth minded leaders. They felt that civic improvements were good only because “...it gave the high society women and preachers something to do”. It was not until the “Cleaner Dallas” campaign that they started to understand that a more socially acceptable Dallas would also help attract new growth.
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George Bannerman Dealey
The Dallas Morning News is Born (Part 2)
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