Category: Dallas Pauper Cemetery
Dallas Pauper’s Cemetery Reaches Fundraising Goal!
We have now raised $32,426 and have surpassed our $31,000 goal! Once we receive the match from the City of Dallas, we will have a total of $64,852! This will hopefully give us some breathing room as we move forward with having the stones created. With inflation ruling the day, prices can change without notice.…
Someone should have told me!
A local artist whose studio stands on land that was originally part of the Dallas Pauper’s Cemetery picked up on our story and brought it to life. Thanks Jen Rose! The featured image is of one of the graves next to the warehouse that Jen mentions. We dug 18″ to find this one. If you’d…
The Plot Thickens!
The Mystery of Richard Elmer Person They mystery involving the burial of Richard Elmer Person runs deep and long. It remains an unsolved mystery to this very day! One should point out that Richard does not come up in the records for the Dallas Pauper’s Cemetery. The Medical Examiner’s office, who was in charge of…
My Podcast Debut
I recently appeared on Sold with Updike and Pugh to talk about the Pauper’s cemetery project. I thought you might enjoy seeing it.
Our Cemetery Project is in the news!
The Dallas Pauper’s Cemetery project that I’ve been working on for the last few years has been featured by the Dallas Morning News in their Sunday before Christmas Edition and I couldn’t be more pleased. The reporter I’ve been working with is a tireless advocate for causes like ours and the attention he has given…
Nemo has been found!
Many of you will recall that I am working to rescue a historic Pauper’s Cemetery here in Dallas where I live. Last summer I posted an article called Finding Nemo, in which I began telling the story of one of the many loose markers we found at the cemetery. It happens to bear the name…
What is the cost to correct a mistake of history?
After a six month effort we have uncovered 2050 graves in the Dallas City Cemetery (aka Pauper’s Cemetery). Half the graves are currently unmarked and the other half are threatened or submerged in as much as 15″ of soil or stagnant water. After all this effort we have received great news! The company who supplied…
Slip Inside This Sleeping Bag
The summer heat sizzles in Dallas with temperatures that regularly exceed 100°. As the season drones on the heat drains your energy and feels as though it is baking through to your brain. By August tempers flare and it seems that summer will never end. Back in 1959 there would have not been a Central…
The Consumption Journey
The Consumption Journey Jesse McCray was a druggist in Dallas who lived at the Hotel Plaza at the end of his life. It was located on Commerce and Jefferson Streets (Now South Record Street) Caddy Corner to the Old Red Courthouse. The area has been radically altered since then and the Dallas County Court now stands…
Stable Mabel: Izora Mabel (Lewis) Adkins was born near the turn of the century in Hunt County, Texas. As a Dallas Resident, you know the inclement weather has passed the City of Dallas once the Tornado Warning is moved to Hunt County. It lies to the North and East just past Rockwall County, which is…