FBTX ~ A blog entry by UNT Student Kirsten Hahn, entitled "Historical Marker Day Trips Allow Familiar Locations to Yield Fresh Discoveries," features the Farmers Branch Historical Park.
"Next stop: Farmers Branch Historical Park. Farmers Branch, Texas was named after the area’s rich farmland. And here. we were expecting one marker but came across more than expected. The park has 27 acres of historical homes and buildings. You can visit and go inside a cottage, church, general store, school, an old Texaco service station, a railroad depot complete with caboose. The buildings here date back to the 1840s, complete with 175 years of Farmers Branch history. At the front of the park is the Dodson House. This was the home of the first mayor of Farmers Branch in 1946. You can also see the Gilbert House, the oldest structure still on its original site in Dallas County. And then there’s the caboose, sitting beside the original depot. It dates to 1877 and was sold to the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad in 1881."
The entire blog entry can be found online at petergreenberg.com.