Roanoke, Texas (Images of America Series)

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The first pioneers who came to the Roanoke area in 1844 were led by Lewis and Charles Medlin of Missouri. This group consisted of about 20 families, including the 10 sons of the Medlin brothers. They came for an opportunity where each married man could obtain 640 actes and single men could receive 320 acres. Settlers were primarily looking for water, timber, and abundant game, which they found near Denton Creek. They built log houses and a school (where church was held), and they soon began businesses to sustain ...

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Overview

The first pioneers who came to the Roanoke area in 1844 were led by Lewis and Charles Medlin of Missouri. This group consisted of about 20 families, including the 10 sons of the Medlin brothers. They came for an opportunity where each married man could obtain 640 actes and single men could receive 320 acres. Settlers were primarily looking for water, timber, and abundant game, which they found near Denton Creek. They built log houses and a school (where church was held), and they soon began businesses to sustain their new town. Today Roanoke is a fast growing, small city that is distinguished by a charming and eclectric downtown and steady lines of hungry diners. Roanoke was appointed "the Unique Dining Capital of Texas" for its concentration of delicious and entertaining family-owned restaurants and welcomes thousands of visitors each year to enjoy many special events, including the annual Celebrate Roanoke in October.

Authors Wanda Smith and Ann French Clark, both members of the Roanoke Historical Society Board and the Denton County Historical Commission, have been actively collecting historical documents and photographs for several years. The photographs contained in this book were gathered primarily from current and former residents of Roanoke.

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738584584
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 4/21/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 969,640
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Authors Wanda Smith and Ann French Clark, both members of the Roanoke Historical Society Board and the Denton County Historical Commission, have been actively collecting historical documents and photographs for several years. The photographs contained in this book were gathered primarily from current and former residents of Roanoke.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Introduction 7

1 The Railroad and Early Settlement 9

2 People and Places 45

3 Out and About 73

4 Schools and Churches 99

5 Farms and Ranches 117

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