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I was born seventy-six years ago at 421 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, and grew up there until age 12. I attended Central Elementary.
Your history is well done, and I think you covered most things. You left out Spring Lake Park, though, which all the kids and adults loved for many years, and its history. Also, there was a great swimming pool where everyone went on the Texas side. I think it was called Brammillers or something like that.
My mother’s family came to Texarkana around 1880 and are all buried at the cemetery on State Line Ave. No living family left.
I am Jewish, and I know that many major early improvements in the city were founded by Jewish residents who played a major role in the development.

Leon Lurie
Fort Worth, TX