Garland

WILLIS & PRUDENCE CHAMBERLAND WOLFORD

10 February 2018

When Willis Lapsley Wolford, wife Prudence, and family arrived in Texas on March 1, 1856 from Jamestown, Russell County, Kentucky, they first stopped in the Wetsel community, Collin County, to visit his Uncle Salathiel (Sales) Coffey, brother of his mother, Elizabeth (Betsy) Coffey Wolford. Willis was the oldest child of Jacob and Elizabeth Wolford and […]

DUCK CREEK FLOOD, 1949

10 February 2018

According to the Garland Daily News on June 17, 1949 terror and destruction descended upon the Duck Creek area of Garland Monday night.  The flood claimed the lives of four and destroyed a million dollars worth of property. Mrs. Donald Cooper, 21, of 1338 Briarwood Circle and four guests were caught in the flood as […]

1927 DEADLY GARLAND TX TORNADO

23 January 2018

There are many stories about what was known aS the Garland Cyclone. Today it would be called a tornado. However, either description would be correct. Stephen Edward Nicholson, 1890-1927 This man was actually the mayor of Garland, TX during the late 1920’s. I do not know to much of his early life, but concerning his […]

175 Yr. Old STATE CHAMPION SHUMARD RED OAK TREE Garland…

15 January 2018

175 Yr. Old STATE CHAMPION SHUMARD RED OAK TREE Garland Memorial Cemetery Looses Historic Red Oak Tree About 100 feet from the Champion Incense Cedar tree in Garland Memorial Park along South Garland Avenue once stood the majestic State Champion Shumard Red Oak. This oak was recognized in 1999 by the Texas Forest Service as […]

JOHN STEVE WYRICK & ELLEN BEATRICE MERRIMAN Early Garland Area…

13 January 2018

JOHN STEVE WYRICK & ELLEN BEATRICE MERRIMAN Early Garland Area Farmer & Merchant. In the early years of this century, the central focus of each home during the winter months was the fireplace with its roaring fire. The whole family sat in that one room where their “central heat” was located. At least a portion […]

COVERED WAGON TREK, Duck Creek

11 January 2018

“All the roads were white with covered wagons headed west when we left Jefferson City, Mo., to come to Texas, in 1871,” said E. B. Basye, 1418 Lindsley avenue. “Some of our relatives who had preceded us, had settled on Duck Creek (now Garland) in Dallas County, and had long been urging us to join […]