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Legendary Locals of Arlington, Texas (Paperback) Loot Price: R291
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Legendary Locals of Arlington, Texas (Paperback): Lea Worcester, Evelyn Barker
Legendary Locals of Arlington, Texas (Paperback): Lea Worcester, Evelyn Barker

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Legendary Locals of Arlington, Texas (Paperback)

Lea Worcester, Evelyn Barker

Series: Legendary Locals

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The people of Arlington have always had a can-do spirit. There's Carrie Rogers, the society matron who became marshal; Tillie Burgin, who changed the face of social services in Arlington; and Tom Vandergriff, the boy mayor who stayed on the job for 26 years. When educational opportunities were deemed inadequate, Edward E. Rankin and other leading citizens founded and supported a school that grew into the University of Texas at Arlington. Before there was the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, Jim Hayes opened the eyes of Arlington leaders to the difficulties of navigating the University of Texas at Arlington and the city in a wheelchair. Never willing to be overshadowed by Dallas or Fort Worth, their larger neighbors to the east and west, Arlington residents embraced industry and progress, and their enterprising spirit attracted the notice of the nation. Today, the city boasts major businesses and attractions--General Motors, Six Flags, the Texas Rangers, and the Dallas Cowboys--and continues to grow thanks to the aspirations of its people.


Imprint: Legendary Locals
Country of origin: United States
Series: Legendary Locals
Release date: April 2013
First published: April 2013
Authors: Lea Worcester • Evelyn Barker
Dimensions: 231 x 165 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 127
ISBN-13: 978-1-4671-0058-8
Barcode: 9781467100588
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > History > American history
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 1-4671-0058-7

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