The First Automobile Appears in Terrell
The Dallas Times Herald wrote:
"Yesterday [railroad magnate] E.H.R. Green startled Terrell by passing through the streets in his automobile, which is the first owned in Texas. The whole town turned out to witness the sight, dogs barked, horses were frightened, and one child ran screaming into the house and told her mother to come quick and see the wagon running away without the horse."
------ Dallas Times-Herald, 1899. It sounds so silly to us now, but can you imagine how you would react if you'd never seen a car before? Those folks were standing on the cusp of an industrial revolution and most probably didn't even realize it.
Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.