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:

  • 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
  • What to do with Hypermart?
  • He helped Walmart become a leading U.S. grocer
  • For now, property’s future is uncertain
Volume 12, Issue 4
  • After 70 years, a major vacancy
  • Raytheon leaving old Luscombe site for Richardson
  • When Garland had a ‘Dizzy’ spell . .
  • Lost at the crossing
  • Playing ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ on hunting trip
  • A favorite of fans, but not English teachers
Volume 12, Issue 2
  • The house . . .that Hap built
  • ‘Bankhead Highway’ author will be Landmark’s speaker
  • Design was fun, but lumber was his business
  • Plaza Theatre: Manzer’s monument
Volume 12, Issue 1
  • City strengthens Heritage Crossing plan
  • Coordinator will oversee Crossing marketing, act as liaison between city, Landmark
  • Citizen participation still is greatest need
Volume 11, Issue 4
  • Beneath the paint, hidden history
  • Some early Garland settlers
  • Family history articles rediscovered
  • Embree, Duck Creek, Garland: Then and now
  • The way things were. . .
Volume 11, Issue 3
  • Rededication: City’s past, future meet
  • The past meets the future
  • Celebrating Garland history at Heritage Crossing
  • City creates first historic district
  • Thomas Daniel: A man for all seasons
Volume 11, Issue 2
  • Landmark leaders are re-elected
  • He led the city at peak of its boom years
  • Mary Dingle, valued member, former officer of Landmark
  • The plunge into civic activities came early
  • Dallas Heritage Village: Structures lost and found
Volume 11, Issue 1
  • After delays, Museum re-opening set for May
  • Willis Winters: A man for all seasons
  • Kennedy Memorial
  • Garland, the musical
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