This memorial was erected by the Grayson Confederate Association to honour the Confederate dead and patriots who fought for their home and country. Some of the Ninth Texas Cavalry came from Grayson County. The memorial stands on the grounds of the Grayson County Courthouse.
Jayhawk2000's Sherman TX
"North Texas boomtown"
My brother moved to Sherman a couple years ago and this was my first visit to see him and his new wife, who was born and raised in the town. Sherman is halfway between the bright lights of Dallas and the wooded shores of Lake Texoma.
Sherman is on the verge of becoming a city of about 40,000 people. It has long been a prosperous town benefitting from a long tradition in higher education and oil. It now suffers from a sprawl of shopping malls, parking lots, cheap apartments and ugly 'prestige' homes but the large downtown district is quite handsome. There is an interesting local museum and some excellent independent eateries which along with the shopping would make this a worthwhile stop for anyone coming through on Highway 75.
Aside from a trip to see an uncle when I was about 5 years sold, I had not been to Texas before. Like my brother says, few people are as proud of their state as the Texans. He has learned like many other incomers to say 'I am not from Texas, but I got here as fast as I can.'
One of the draws is the lack of a state income tax. This means the Texan shore of Lake Texoma play host to yachting clubs, marinas, enormous houses, Troy Aikman's condo and Ross Perot's summer home to which he commutes by helicopter. By comparison, Oklahoma's shoreline is empty of development. Perhaps people there are throwing all their spare cash into the slot machines of the nearest casino?!