Sunday, March 18, 2007



I'm not sure who this statue downtown is in Dealey Plaza across from Old Red - John Neely Bryan? I'll bet Myron knows.

FROM MYRON, the go-to guy:
Nope, Myron didn't know. But Google tells all. It's George Bannerman Dealey, the namesake of Dealy Plaza. A bit more at Dealy Plaza History. With a photo from the other side of ol' George. It is written by one of Dealy's descendants with what I perceive to be a definite left wing view. In 1882 at the age of 23 Dealy, an employee of The Galveston Daily News, was sent to North Texas by Alfred H. Belo to determine the best site for a satellite edition of The Galveston Daily News. He recommended Dallas and was appointed general manager to start up The Dallas Morning News. Ain't Google wonderful?

2 Comments:

Blogger Pat said...

Nice bright photo! Like the way that the statue of the man is against the lighter building wall.

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10:23 PM  
Anonymous Myron said...

Nope, Myron didn't know. But Google tells all. It's George Bannerman Dealey, the namesake of Dealy Plaza. A bit more at Dealy Plaza History. With a photo from the other side of ol' George. It is written by one of Dealy's descendants with what I perceive to be a definite left wing view. In 1882 at the age of 23 Dealy, an employee of The Galveston Daily News, was sent to North Texas by Alfred H. Belo to determine the best site for a satellite edition of The Galveston Daily News. He recommended Dallas and was appointed general manager to start up The Dallas Morning News. Ain't Google wonderful?

9:39 AM  

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