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UPCOMING AND MOST RECENT EVENTS AND PHOTOS
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017 - DEDICATION OF A COLLIN COUNTY
HISTORICAL COMMISSION MARKER AT THE PIONEER JOHN LITER BROWN HOMESTEAD
The dedication of a Collin County Historical Commission marker at the pioneer John Liter Brown homestead location took place Saturday. The marker may be found at the lower parking lot of the Courses at Watters Creek, 7201 Chase Oaks Blvd.
John Liter Brown came to the Allen area in 1856 and established his homestead after his marriage to Mary Susannah Lunsford. They had a two-story home, barn and more out-buildings on their many acres of land at the site near Rowlett Creek. The couple were very active in the Allen and Plano communities for many years. About fifty eight descendants gathered from near and far to celebrate the event.
The Guild meets monthly to discuss the status of current and proposed projects, and frequently features guest speakers on topics of historical significance.
Meetings are currently held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at The Train Depot (Allen Heritage Center, 100 East Main Street).