One of the many perks of writing this column each month is the great people I meet and the great stories they share, to add to my own Oak Cliff experiences and stories from my parents.
In fall 1938, Harry Barton traveled from his home state of Iowa to secure his position as the new band director of Boude Storey Junior High School. He knew no one in Oak Cliff, but one of the young majorettes at Storey, Bettye McGee, quickly determined that the handsome young man with the wavy hair would be perfect for her older sister, Eloise.
What is the rationale of naming city streets? I decided to do a little research and, in the process, came up with some interesting finds.
In 1844 Enoch Horton moved his family from Missouri to his 640-acre land grant, six miles west of Dallas on the West Fork of the Trinity River.