Another Mural is further down Ballard Street and again shows the significance of the railroad to Wylie's economy. By the 1930's and 40's Wylie had a reputation as the 'onion capital of the world' because of its reputation for the growing and marketing of sweet onions which were in great demand during those years.more
Not literally a brown house, its actually more of a mauve colour but the original owners were William and Mattie Brown. The house was built in 1905. Thomas and his partner originally purchased over 31 acres when they arrived in Wylie. The house has 6 rooms downstairs and one large room upstairs. If you are into Queen Ann style architecture, then...more
The Wylie News is the City of Wylie’s official newspaper and was established in 1948 although it is only since 1997 that it has resided in this building. It is believed that the building was constructed in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s and was a dry goods store. Prior to the newspaper moving in, there was a dance studio set up here.more
The nightlife of Wylie? well maybe some of it although I didn't see a lot else. Originally the Wylie Opry was in the warehouse district next to the railroad tracks but when trains went by, there was competition over who was the loudest with the artists and entertainers usually loosing out to the trains. The Opry then relocated to the main street in old downtown Wylie where it is today.
Fri Night: 7:30 (Gospel Music)
Sat Night: 8:00 (Country Music)
Wylie is around 31 miles north west of downtown Dallas.
Take US-75 then the George Bush Turnpike and merge on TX190 East. Take TX190 East to TX-78 North.
This is a really cool store, lots of timber, high ceilings and ambiance. They have a great selection of gifts, antiques and also serve Desserts / Ice Cream, specialty coffee's and sweets in their coffee shop area in the centre of the store.Mon - Fri 6:30am - 9pm, Sat 7am - 9pm, Sun 1pm-9pmmore
The Country Fair is held in the Historic Downtown Wylie area at Olde City Park and Bart Peddicord Community Center on the 2nd Saturday in September.
The event is an all-day festival offers a little everything for everybody.
SNAKES! There is only one North American poisonous water snake - the Cottonmouth Water Moccasin! Not to be confused at all with its many nonpoisonous neighbors, this snake is a pit viper in the same general family as the Copperhead and the Rattler. This dangerous semi-aquatic snake is truly an aggressive reptile that will stand its ground or even approach an intruder.
Water moccasins are most often seen in watery places, in the swampy backwaters of rivers and streams, and on marshy lake shores. Knowing this makes it easier for people to avoid the water moccasin. The bite of the water moccasin is highly dangerous and may be fatal. This snake is also called a cottonmouth because when threatened it throws back its head and flashes its white-lined mouth as a warning signal.
A resident of many Texas lakes!
The lake is approximately 21,400 acres in size the deepest part of the lake is about 38 feet deep. The Lake was constructed for the purpose of flood control and water supply and the gates are closed to prevent flooding down stream of the lake when rain occurs. After stream and river flows decrease, water is slowly released from the lakes, thus...more
Fondest memory: A sailboat crew making their final preparations prior to going out on Lake Lavon. Texas has many lakes and this is just one of them. All but one of the lakes in Texas is man made. Although I enjoy visiting these lakes, they are not as nice as the natural lakes in upstate New York. Sorry Texas!