Tag: Sam H. Acheson

CAPTAIN W. H. GASTON, Old East Dallas

15 May 2018

AMONG THE KEY FIGURES in the evolution of Dallas from a frontier hamlet into a modern city must be rated Capt. William H. Gaston, pioneer banker, “discoverer” of East Dallas, and a potent factor in the establishment of the State Fair of Texas. When he died in 1927 In his eighty-seventh year, he was one […]


3 May 2018

Alexander Harwood, born in Franklin, Tennessee in 1820, came to Dallas County twenty-four years later and lived until July 31, 1885. He died on the same day that General Grant ended his long bout with cancer, an event that crowded almost all other news off the pages of the local press, including the demise of […]