Tag: Early Dallas TX

JAMES M. PATTERSON, Dallas’s First Merchant

7 April 2018

JAMES MARTIN PATTERSON, often referred to as the pioneer merchant of Dallas, was the prototype of those mercantile-minded settlers of the 1840s and 1850s who were to give the town its most persistent characteristic—that of a trading post and supply depot. When the founder of the town, John Neely Bryan, arrived in 1841, he actually […]