Dallas Morning News
17 December 1886
East Sherman Street Railroad, Etc.
SHERMAN, Dec. 16 - The subject of street railways is the all absorbing
one in that portion of East Sherman known as Gospel Ridge, just at present.
That they mean business there can be no doubt, and if the present plans
are carried out, the scheme, which is to connect East Sherman and Gray's
Hill, will be an extensive one. It is proposed to start at a point
near the head of College street, about a block south of Austin College,
to run west on College street to Walnut, thence south on Walnut street
to Pecan, thence west on Pecan to Crockett, thence north on Crockett to
Houston street and the post offices, thence west on Houston street to Cemetery
avenue on Gray's Hill and thence north on Cemetery avenue to the city cemetery,
making a continuous line of two miles, in the line of which will be Austin
College, the proposed freight office of the St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas
Railroad, the Franklin Public School House, the opera house, the Binkley
and Beiler hotels, the post office and the city cemetery, making in all
nine very important stations. It is also proposed to touch at the
one where Railroad avenue would intersect College street if opened out
and run a tap from the main line to the Union depot, putting another very
important place on the line. The gentlemen who have the matter in
charge are not given to vain blowing but mean what they say about it, are
amply able to build it and from present indications intend to do so in
the very near future.