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Tag Archives: McKinney History

City Proclaims ‘Violet Crouch Beatty’ Day in Honor of 93rd Birthday

Her maiden name is emblazoned atop one of McKinney’s signature buildings along East Louisiana Street. She is a life-long McKinney resident whose caretaker still drivers her around the square at least once every single day of the week…after all, Beatty likes to be in the thick of things. In celebration of her 93rd birthday, McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller proclaimed Oct ...

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This Week in History: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Delivers ‘I Have a Dream’

The county’s first marriage, destructive fires, and the birth of a Texan who would become President occurred this week in our history. In 1844, George Washington Ford married Parmelia Langston. Based on official and unofficial records, this is believed to be first marriage in the area that would become Collin County in 1846. In 1855, the Little Flock Primitive Baptist ...

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