Settlement called Breckenridge before Civil War, the town grew
around the new station on T&NO Railroad when built through
area in 2872; renamed for railroad official. Remained a rural
village until affected by enormous Dallas growth, distinguishable
from Dallas only by city limit markers. Industry includes more
than 400 high tech and telecommunications companies.
City has 27 parks covering 1,014 acres offering fitness trails,
swimming pools, and tennis courts. Most residents live within
a one half mile radius of a park.
Perfect Presents by American Diamond - Fine Gems and Watches all beautifully priced.
- OWENS 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 the
oldest houses in Richardson is furnished to reflect turn-of-the-century
era when house contained a private school conducted by Miss Belle.
Self-guided tours daily 9 a.m. - noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; weekends
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Of Texas 5, 2 miles NE of its intersection with
U.S. 75, at 1403 East Lookout Drive For information call 214-235-0192.
- 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. Open Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri. 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. In Eugene McDermott Library, University of Texas
at Dallas, 2601 North Floyd Road.
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