On Track Newsletter

On Track is a quarterly publication of the Garland Landmark Society, filled with features and pictures delving into Garland history and information on activities of the Society. Now edited by Robert D. Compton, a member of the Landmark Society's board of directors, it also prints short news items from the files of community newspapers of the past, dating to the 1800s.

Below are links to download past and current issues of On Track newsletter:

  • Garland Dog Park and the Air National Guard
Volume 19, Issue 3
  • George Wilson Crossman, Sr.
  • 1899 Fire in downtown Garland
  • Charlie Coker
  • 1899 Fire in downtown Garland
  • Tom Mealer’s Confectionary & Restaurant
  • W.W. McGully Drugs
  • Citizens National Bank
  • 1899 Fire in downtown Garland
  • Thomas Newton Hickman
  • Fire Brings a Square to Downtown - Part 1: A history and redesign primer
Volume 18, Issue 3
  • Cole & Davis - Garland's Oldest Department Store
Volume 18, Issue 2
  • Cabooses & the Garland Railroads
Volume 18, Issue 1
  • Garlad Emergency Corps (GEC)
Volume 17, Number 4
  •  Charles Garrett, Garland’s “Indiana Jones" 
Volume 17, Issue 3
  •  Garland Tamale Man John L. Carpenter
Volume 17, Issue 2
  • Garland shark fossils - Paleontology
Volume 17, Issue 1
  • Hatton W. Sumners
  • Roosevelt's NRA (National Recovery Act)
  • Constables, Sheriffs and the Law in Early Garland
Volume 16, Issue 1
  • Garland Shopping Center from 1951 to the present
Volume 15, Issue 2
  • Cook's Forest Lane Cafe
  • The Way We Were
Volume 15, Issue 1
  • The Time It Never Rained - Texas' Historic 1950's Drought
  • A Man Paid to Make It Rain
  • What Lies Beneath,Garland topsoil covers millions-years history
  • Spring Creek Preserve protects ecosystem
  • Ancient axe added to Landmark collection
  • Phil McMullen Built His Dream House and Warren Ling has re-imagined it
  • 1918: Year of Armistice, flu pandemic - Garland had no answer for virus attack
  • Treatment guide of the period was hopelessly inadequate
  • Calomel, commonly prescribed, was ineffective
  • State looks to Garlandites for leadership roles
  • In historic Turin, Italy, a touch of Garland
  • When the ‘Candy Man’ came to town
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