Dallas entered a period of spectacular growth after WWII. The population of the city in 1950 was 434,462. Several large aircraft factories were established in the area, making the city one of the world’s largest technological centers. In 1957, two developers, Trammell Crow and John M. Stemmons opened the Dallas Market Center. It is one of the world’s largest wholesale trade complexes.
In 1959, the Dallas Theater Center, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was opened. The same year, the Southland Center, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, was dedicated.
Here are some fascinating historical photos that will take you back to the 1950s in Dallas
Jerry Rose of Sunset fights his way across the goal line to score the Bison's second touchdown against Arlington Heights at Dallas. Reaching for him is Ronald Clinkscale. Daivd McNair (77) is at left. The play started on the Jacket 11-yard line and was a pass from Joe Boring to Rose.