The history of Plano, Texas is as rich as the soil that attracted early settlers to the area in the mid to late 1800s. Vividly portrayed here in over 200 images, author Nancy McCulloch recreates for the reader the remarkable history of this forward-thinking town. A large number of residents from Kentucky and Tennessee were attracted to the rich black soil and farming prospects of this part of Peters Colony. Sam Houston, as a former governor of Tennessee, enticed families from these states to travel to the Plano area and seek out a new and better way of life. From 1870 to 1886, Plano’s population expanded tenfold. As early as the late 1800s the community developed a reputation for progressive thinking and beautiful homes.
About the Author
Covering the area surrounding historic downtown Plano as well as some outlying sites, Nancy McCulloch takes the reader on a fascinating walking tour of this historic city and tells the stories of many of its original settlers in detailed captions. Ms. McCulloch is currently serving a second term on Plano’s Heritage Preservation Commission and holds a deep appreciation and interest for the preservation of historic sites and heritage.