Tag: Turtle Creek

OAK LAWN’S Early Years

24 September 2018

If one kind of tree were accorded primacy in Dallas history, it would probably be the oak. That seems to be the case, judging by the persistent popularity of the oak tree in neighborhood and street names, including Oak Cliff, Oak Lawn, Oak Grove, Oak Crest, Oak Hill, Oak Park, and such major thoroughfares as […]

COL. EXALL at Fair Park Exhibition

8 February 2018

Col. Henry Exall was a Civil War veteran, cattleman, banker, developer, horse-breeder, and civic leader. An opportunity in the cattle business brought Henry Exall to Texas from his native Virginia (by way of Kentucky) in 1876. At age 28, he settled in Tarrant County, where he had the opportunity to participate in driving cattle north […]