The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation has partnered with local historians and History Press to write informational books about Plano's history. All of our publications are available and for sale at the Interurban Railway Museum in Historic Downtown Plano, Texas.
Texas has a long, romantic history when it comes to railroads. But even though steam engines and streetcars offer nonstop service to Nostalgia City, there’s a dark side to Texas rail. The Black Widow of Fort Worth engineered a fatal double-cross at a railroad crossing. The Mountaineer Madman brought death to the Texas Electric Railway, while the Trolley Bandit terrorized the citizens of El Paso. From a freak accident involving a banana peel to a tragic trip to see Santa Claus, Jeff Campbell and the staff of the Interurban Railway Museum cross the Lone Star State on trains derailed by murder and mayhem.
From the town's contributions to World War II to the secrets lurking beneath Collin Creek Mall, unlock the astonishingly large storehouse of Plano's hidden history.
Plano's old homes and businesses are rife with haunted history. Mary Jacobs examines the ghostly fallout of Plano's darkest moments, from the smallpox epidemic to the gruesome Muncey family murders.
The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. presents the inspiring story of the Wildcat fight for the title that made Plano a better place to live.
Plano's Historic Cemeteries covers over 10 historic cemeteries in the area, with historic background and photos of notable headstones.
This book covers the history of the Interurban Railway in Plano, Texas.
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