"Keeweechic's Garland" Garland by keeweechic

Garland Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 37 photos

Garland is the 10th largest city in Texas, located just northeast of Dallas. It is also the 83rd largest in the USA and was formed from two settlements, Duck Creek and Embree. Incorporated in 1891, the city began as a farming community and known for being the ‘Onion Capital of the World’. The black soil was found to be ideal for cotton which became a primary agricultural product.

With the commencement of World War II, Garland evolved from agricultural to a more industrial community. More and more major companies moved into the area and by 1967, there were some 129 companies paying out over $66 million in their combined payroll. In 10 years the population of Garland doubled. In the early 1980s Garland had one of the lowest poverty rates of cities in the country.

Historic Downtown Garland, which has been selected as one of the top ten downtown squares in Texas is recognised both nationally and regionally as a Main Street City. There is plenty to see and do in Garland.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks.© keeweechic 2001-2008 (copyright)

  • Last visit to Garland: Dec 2001
  • Intro Updated Jan 31, 2008
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  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2003 at 3:37 PM

    Hey, this seems like a lovely place... Great photos.. and updates. Lots of lovely treasures when you look. I love the clock tower.. ;-)

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2003 at 11:44 AM

    Nice job!

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2003 at 8:25 AM

    Are people using the light rail? It's being debated here in Charlotte too. Great page as always.

  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2002 at 10:02 PM

    Seems like Texas has some hidden gems stored in unlikely spots, glad you found them !!!

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