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Arlington Downs Racetrack Marker and Fountain image, Touch for more information
By QuesterMark, March 15, 2016
Arlington Downs Racetrack Marker and Fountain
Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — Arlington Downs Racetrack and Fountain
In 1929, William Thomas Waggoner (1852-1934), Texas pioneer, oilman, cattle baron, thoroughbred horse enthusiast, and philanthropist built the $2 million Arlington Downs Racetrack, Arlington's first major recreation venue. E. Paul and Guy, . . . — Map (db m93523) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 16963 — Bankhead Highway Through Arlington
The Bankhead Highway, often referred to locally as the “Dallas Pike” east of Center Street and the “Fort Worth Pike” west of that road, played an important role in Arlington's future by connecting it to Dallas, Fort Worth, . . . — Map (db m69468) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 16313 — Booker T. Washington School
Serving the African-American students of Arlington, Booker T. Washington School was a vital institution in the city. It had its roots in Arlington’s first black school, which was in place by the 1890s. The school served the growing African-American . . . — Map (db m70463) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 16425 — Carver Dixon King
Born on May 18, 1843 in Tennessee, C.D. "Uncle Dutch" King was an early leader in Arlington. He moved to Texas in 1873 and became Arlington's first mayor shortly after the town was established in 1876; he again served as mayor from 1899-1900. King . . . — Map (db m93352) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — General Edward H. Tarrant
In this vicinity May 24, 1841 General Edward H. Tarrant with 70 men attacked several Indian villages situated along a creek (now called Village Creek) and recovered many horses and much stolen plunder. 12 Indians were killed and many wounded. Of the . . . — Map (db m75808) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 18475 — Hawkins Cemetery
Named for Harvey Hawkins (1804-1869), a pioneer settler who came to Texas from Tennessee and first settled in Rusk County, the Hawkins Cemetery is the final resting place for families of the Tate Springs community. In 1848, Hawkins married Mary Ann . . . — Map (db m104842) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — Houston Hitching Block
In 1906 Albert L. Houston, a local salesman, purchased this lot in the Fitzhugh-Collins Addition and built a modest home for his wife Fannie and their children. The concrete hitching block was used in the early carriage days to tie horses and . . . — Map (db m108673) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — Jesse ChisholmFounder of World-Famous Cattle Trail — (1806-1868)
Represented the Republic of Texas and President Sam Houston in many negotiations with Indians. Half Scotsman, half Cherokee, a scout, hunter, trader and trailblazer. Spoke 40 Indian languages and dialects and was a respected influence among . . . — Map (db m111718) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 4724 — Site of Arlington Downs Racetrack
Wealthy rancher and oilman W.T. Waggoner (1852-1934) developed a stable of fine Thoroughbreds and quarter horses at his ranch here in the 1920s. At this site he built Arlington Downs, a one-and-one quarter mile race track with a 6,000-seat . . . — Map (db m93528) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 4732 — Site of Bird's Fort(One Mile East)
In an effort to attract settlers to the region and to provide protection from Indian raids, Gen. Edward H. Tarrant of the Republic of Texas Militia authorized Jonathan Bird to establish a settlement and military post in the area. Bird's Fort, . . . — Map (db m75805) HM
Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 4950 — Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838
In the spring of 1838, Captains Robert Sloan and Nathaniel T. Journey led a group of about 90 northeast Texas frontiersmen on a punitive expedition against the Indians who had raided their homes in present-day Fannin County. The trail led them to . . . — Map (db m75807) HM

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