RICHARDSON Population - 91,802 Altitude - 630


This settlement was originally called Breckenridge before the American Civil War. This small Texas town grew around a new train station on the T&NO Railroad when it was built through the area way back in 1872; it was later renamed for a railroad official.Richardson remained a rural village until it was greatly affected by the enormous growth of nearby Dallas. Richardson is so close that it is only distinguishable from Dallas by its city limit markers.

Oriental Shopping District-

Exotic potpourri of Oriental products can be found in retail shops, markets and restaurants in city's old downtown area east of U.S. 75 along Greenville between Polk and Arapaho.

Spring Creek Farm features giant Belgian horses.Spring Creek Farm-

Commercial sausage-making firm maintains a showcase farm and small museum with old-time blacksmith shop, farm kitchen, antiques and vintage sausage-making equipment. Belgian horses, Shetlands, and small farm animals. Miss Belle's Place, a two-story farmhouse, c. 1887, one of oldest houses in Richardson is furnished to reflect turn-of-the-century era when house contained a private school conducted by Miss Belle. Tours of the farm Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; weekends 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. On Texas 5, 2 miles NE of intersection with U.S. 75.

Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library-

Stamp hobbyists will find "The Language of Philately" display panels intriguing, along with stamp collection exhibits and over 18,000 books and journals. In Eugene McDermott Library, University of Texas at Dallas. 2601 N. Floyd Rd.



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