Flashback: St. Patrick's Day Parades Made Dallas More Than a ‘one-shamrock Town'

Editor's Note: Take a look back into the archives of The Dallas Morning News. "Until the early '70s, St. Patrick's Day in Dallas was a second-string celebration, ranking in importance slightly behind Fire Prevention Day and Ernest Tubb's birthday," said Mike Shropshire in a March 17, 1983 article. But when bar owner Nick Farrelly organized a St. Patrick's Day parade on Oak Lawn Avenue in 1972, Dallasites began developing a taste for green beer and taking the opportunity to celebrate.Several parades popped up in the area. For years, The Dallas Morning News has been capturing the festivities on film. Keep scrolling for some of our favorite photos from the Greenville Avenue and downtown Dallas parades.   Continue reading...

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