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John W. Lane

 
 
John W. Lane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 8, 2020
1. John W. Lane Marker
Inscription.  

Kentucky native John W. Lane (1835-1888) was a member of Tannehill Lodge No. 52 AF&AM. Trained as a printer, he came to Dallas in 1859 and worked for the Dallas Herald newspaper. He married Elizabeth Crutchfield in 1860 and the next year joined the 18th Texas Cavalry to serve in the Civil War. Upon returning to Dallas, Lane was elected mayor. He resigned to become personal secretary to Gov. James Throckmorton. As State Representative (1869-1872), Lane ensured the future development of Dallas by amending legislation in 1871 that changed the route of the Texas and Pacific Railroad.
Recorded - 2004
 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13055.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 46.554′ N, 96° 48.036′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from Young Street
John W. Lane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 8, 2020
2. John W. Lane Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Marilla Street, Dallas TX 75201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Martin Patterson (a few steps from this marker); Barton Warren Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); James W. (Weck) Latimer (within shouting distance of this marker); John McClannahan Crockett (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre Dusseau (within shouting distance of this marker); Juliette Abbey Peak Fowler (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Harwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Trezevant Calhoun Hawpe (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
 
John W. Lane headstone image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 8, 2020
3. John W. Lane headstone
John W. Lane Marker, headstone and grave image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 8, 2020
4. John W. Lane Marker, headstone and grave
John W. Lane grave image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 8, 2020
5. John W. Lane grave
Lane's burial site is covered in balls of concrete that were placed inside of large white scallop seashells. It must have been quite beautiful when new. Some of the shells can still be seen.
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6. John W. Lane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 19, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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