From the Vault: Jim Lehrer Reports on Dallas’ “Irate Irishman” — 1960

by Paula Bosse

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by Paula Bosse

What happened when Dallas City Hall repeatedly refused to allow a determined Irishman in possession of 65-dollars’ worth of green calcium paint and a line-painting machine to paint a green stripe down Main Street for a St. Patrick’s Day parade? Luckily, stalwart Dallas Morning News reporter Jim Lehrer (yes, that Jim Lehrer) chronicled the heated battle for posterity. Read the amusing story in a Flashback Dallas post from 2014, “Never Tell an Irate Irishman That He Can’t Paint a Green Strip Down Main Street — 1960.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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