Flashback : Dallas

A Miscellany: History, Ads, Pop Culture

A. A. Johnston House Moving Co. — 1908

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by Paula Bosse

Imagine what moving entailed before the advent of large motorized moving trucks.

I, myself, will be moving soon, and this will be my last new post for a while. I will probably link to old posts on Twitter and Facebook (see the tab at the top of the page to follow me and “like” me). I’ll be back sometime next week. Maybe by then the rain will have finally stopped!

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Ad from the 1908 city directory.

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Dallas Imagined As an Inland Port

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by Paula Bosse

Okay, this will be my last Trinity River post for a while. This is what some clever person imagined Dallas would look like today as an inland port had anyone ever managed to make the Trinity a navigable commercial waterway between DFW and the Gulf. So there you go!

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This image was linked to a Reddit post linking to a Flashback Dallas Trinity River post. I have no idea who created this, but the image link is here. If anyone knows the source, I’d love to credit the person responsible.

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