Ned Green, son of the 'Witch of Wall Street' Hetty Green (at the time the richest woman in America), was a colourful character, and as well-known for his personal exploits as for his business acumen. Ned Green made the first automobile trip in Texas, a jaunt from Terrell to Dallas, at flying speeds of 20-25 mph. He also suffered the first auto accident in Texas. During the Dallas trip, Green and an auto company representative George Dorris were squeezed off the road by a farm wagon and they ended up in a ditch! - I guess he forgot to use his horn!
There are more than 27 official Texas Historical Markers in the city commemorating early churches, public buildings, people, and events important in local history. You can obtain a guide (with map) to see all the city's marker sites from the Terrell Chamber of Commerce & Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Temperatures range from an average low of 72F to an average high of 97F in July and from 33F to 54F in January.
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