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    The M-K-T Katy Depot

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    Denison became an important North Texas rail centre when the Katy Railroad by-passed Sherman which was the largest town in the area and the Grayson County seat. Sherman refused to pay the subsidy that the railroads expected of the towns which would profit from the lines. Eventually, five rail lines would run through Denison.

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    State Historical Park

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Park is made up of 10 acres of wooded areas, a creek, hiking trails (the Ike Hike) and a picnic area.

    Alongside the house is a 9ft bronze Statue of the General Dwight Eisenhower. The sculpture by Robert Dean,was unveiled in 1973 by Julie Nixon Eisenhower.

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    Dwight (Ike) Eisenhowers Birthplace

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 16, 2002

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    The 34th President of the United States was born on the morning of October 14, 1890 in this modest little two-storey house. He was one of seven sons born to David and Ida Eisenhower. The family home was nestled within a few yards of three railroad lines, one of them running right alongside the house.
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    The Eternal Flame

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    In the small Katy Plaza is The Eternal Flame. This monument is dedicated to the memory of men and women of Denison who have courageously served their country.

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    Katy Plaza Park -

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    Katy Plaza Park is adjacent to the Historic Katy Depot in downtown Denison. The flowing water fountain and park benches are a charming addition to the historical and memorial markers in the park.
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    A MKT rolling stock exhibit

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    A MKT rolling stock exhibit is located just east of the museum. You can go through the back doors and see numerous several displays of railroad cars and engines.

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    The Red River Railroad Museum

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    The Red River Railroad Museum is also inside the Katy Depot. The museum contains artifacts, pictures and railroad equipment. It was unfortunately closed for lunch while we were there.

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    Inside the Katy Depot

    by keeweechic Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    Inside the Katy Depot which was build in the early 1900's. It was renovated in the 1980's and now houses restaurants, offices and a radio and TV station.

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