Garland Pop. 215,768   alt. 551

"Garland is Carland" - Ken Pruitt, circa 1968.

BEEF HOUSE RESTAURANT features charco-broiled steaksGeneral-

Garland is in every way the Typical American Suburban City adjoining Dallas. Garland grew from a farming community incorporated in 1891 and was known for years thereafter as the "Onion Capitol of the World". Some of today's  more popular industries were established during World War II, including the famous Resistol Hat Factory, which provided head ware for "J. R. Ewing" played by Larry Hagman.  This famous television character and the smash hit TV show "Dallas" were icons during the Reagan era. The Center for performing Arts, Fifth & Austin Sts., is home to Garland Symphony, Civic Theater, Big G (country music), and summer musicals. Garland is also the home of Amber University.

Landmark Museum -

Garland's landmark museum in the Santa Fe Depot.Garland's Landmark Museum, housed in former Santa Fe depot, includes antique rail car.

The Landmark Museum displays early settler's artifacts, old newspapers, farm implements and quilts. Housed in the former Santa Fe depot, the Landmark Museum features an antique rail car on the grounds. Also, visitors can view the restored Lyles  House, a "matchbox style" home; exterior views only. Museum open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. In Heritage Park, 4th & State Sts. For information call (972)205-2749.

Surf and Swim -

Ride four-foot waves in Garland's municipal wave-action pool surrounded by grass beaches and pecan trees. Open daily June - September. 440 Oates Dr. off I-635. For additional information, call (972)686-1237.

Photo of a local garland resident. taken by James DefordTexas Queen -

On Lake Ray Hubbard; 105-foot double deck, paddle wheeler offers dinner cruises Wed. - Fri., Sun. Reservations required. Departs from Elgin B. Robertson Park. Dalrock Rd. exit south off I-30 East. (972)771-0039.

Photo of a local Garland resident. taken by James DeFord



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