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:

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
  • 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
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. . .
  • 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
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