Port City Plans, Dallas Museum of Natural History and More From Curious Texas This Week

Happy Friday, Curious Texans! We answered two of your questions this week. Here's what we found:1. Why doesn't Dallas use the Trinity River as a port? Dallas' impractical use of the Trinity River puzzled Carlos Flores and many other readers who asked Curious Texas: Did Dallas ever try to be an inland port? And what was the plan for the Trinity River at the time? 2. Is the Dallas Museum of Natural History at Fair Park open to the public? The museum opened its doors in 1936 as part of the Texas Centennial. The museum's exterior was built with Cordova limestone from Texas and the walls of the main hall were finished with shell stone quarried near Austin, The Dallas Morning News reported at the time. Other sections of the museum were built from rock brought in from Italy, Vermont, France and anywhere "the finest and most beautiful materials could be found."  Continue reading...

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