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Dallas Recognizes the History of Martyrs Park, Hidden in Plain Sight

A new memorial gives Dallasites more reason to seek out the often-overlooked Martyrs Park.
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Mapping the Lost History of the Tenth Street Historic District

Much of Tenth Street's history has been lost to demolition and city policy. A new effort aims to help people visualize what once was, with the goal of appreciating and saving what remains.
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Revisiting Highland Park’s ‘House of Horrors’

A bizarre residence and an even stranger crime brought a writer back to Dallas in 1977.
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My Wild Ride Through the ’70s Music Scene in Dallas, Thanks to ‘Buddy Magazine’

Dallas was a different place back then, and with youth on my side, I survived an eight-year rock-and-roll odyssey by way of the iconoclastic publication that could never exist today.
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D Magazine’s 50 Greatest Stories: Working at Billy Bob’s, Circa 1982

Billy Bob Barnett wanted a club that would make Mickey Gilley's joint down in Pasadena look like a dive. And that's what he built.
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D Magazine’s 50 Greatest Stories: When Will We Fix the Problem of Our Architecture?

In 1980, the critic David Dillon asked why our architecture is so bad. Have we heeded any of his warnings?
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D Magazine’s 50 Greatest Stories: Cullen Davis Finds God as the ‘Evangelical New Right’ Rises

The richest man to be tried for murder falls in with a new clique of ambitious Tarrant County evangelicals.
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Tales from the Dallas History Archives: Scenes from 1949, When the Mob Ruled Dallas

In 1949, streetcars still roamed Dallas' streets, the Adolphus Hotel towered over its neighbors downtown, the State Fair was still segregated, and Benny Binion wanted his money.
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D Magazine’s 50 Greatest Stories: The Explosion that Forever Changed West, Texas

Next week marks the 11th anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 in the small town of West. For this week's edition, we revisit our story from June of 2013.
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D Magazine’s 50 Greatest Stories: The ‘Bareknuckle Journalism’ of Early 1900s Dallas

Without this 1979 story, we likely wouldn't know much about the Dallas Dispatch today.
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