History of Grand Prairie, Texas

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Grand Prairie History Videos

Grand Prairie Turns 103 (2012)

Grand Prairie Historical Recap

Tall grasses sway in the breeze. A coyote rests beneath a thick layer of underbrush. And in the distance, a red-tailed hawk rides a thermal wave, its sharp eyes watchful for small prey. Such was the scene greeting early settlers to Grand Prairie... The City of Grand Prairie incorporated as a city in 1909, founded by Alexander McRae Dechman.... [Read Historical Recap]

Historic Grand Prairie: An Illustrated History

The Grand Prairie Historic Organization's "Historic Grand Prairie" book, by Kathy Goolsby, is on sale for $35. In a beautiful illustrated format, the easy and entertaining read recaps the city's history from the 1840s to the 1950s. Lovely as a gift, coffee table book or in your private collection, Historic Grand Prairie is a must have for Grand Prairie old timers and new timers alike. [gphistorical.com]

Historical Markers

Grand Prairie has more than 60 locations designated as Significant Landmarks. [View List]

Walking Tour Map of Historic Downtown

Take a stroll down Main Street and learn what it looked like in 1950 using this historic downtown walking tour map.