Grand Prairie

MITCHELL & CONNIE SPONG BROWN, Rockwall

31 March 2018

Mitchell Harvey and Connie Gertrude Brown were natives of Rockwall County. He was born November 8, 1893, seventh of ten children of Rev. Benjamin Franklin Brown and Lucinda McCorkle Brown shortly after they arrived from York, Alabama. She was second of three children of Charlie and Dona Lawhorn Spong born on May 20, 1893. They […]

BAGDAD CLUB, Grand Prairie, Texas

9 February 2018

The Bagdad was Dallas’ ultra fashionable nightclub during its sporadic existence. Between 1929 and 1945, the club was open only intermittently as it passed through several bankruptcies and sales. Loated ten miles west of Dallas at the intersection of U. S. 80 and Bagdad Street in Grand Prairie, the nightspot’s Glory days ended in 1953 […]

WAVES of HENSLEY FIELD, Grand Prairie TX

6 February 2018

Marge Harrington, 94, poses for a portrait at Grace Presbyterian Village, a senior living and health service, in Dallas, TX on Oct. 5, 2015. During WWII, Harrington worked as a secretary for the US Navy in Arlington. Originally from Boston, MA, Harrington said she was thrilled to escape the Northeastern winters. Harrington said she met […]