"I long for the past and dream of a day..." (Styx, "Suite: Madame Blue")
75234. That's the zip code for Farmers Branch, Texas, U.S.A. - known to some simply as "The Branch."
Everyone knows that Farmers Branch [the hometown of both Michael Nesmith and Meat Loaf] is not just a place but a state of mind!
I now live in another suburb of the Dallas area, but Farmers Branch will forever be "my hometown."
Are you a current or former Farmers Branch resident? If so, please join this group and start sharing all those memories of and factoids about the history of Farmers Branch (e.g., Valwood Park with the giant robot, Rawhide Creek, the Four Corners Shopping Center, Griffin's Barbershop, M.E. Moses, Dan Magee's Sporting Goods, Bill Allen and Happening Sound, Gino's Pizza, Gussie Field Waterworth Park, Northtown 6 Shopping Mall, "the mansion," the YMCA, "the bridge" over LBJ Freeway).
This group cannot survive without input from its members, so please post your memories! Just please try and keep the posts as clean as possible since this is a family-friendly group.
Be sure to check out the Photos Section!
People with memories of Carrollton, Texas and the surrounding Dallas areas (e.g, folks who went to W.T. White, Thomas Jefferson, etc.) are also more than welcome to join this group!
The photo on the right is of the now defunct Valley View Pharmacy (or "Sussman's" as it was called in my family), which now houses a dry cleaning establishment. I took the photo of the sign shortly before it was removed.
God bless Farmers Branch, the great State of Texas, and the U.S.A!