Peek Back in Time With Local Blog 'Flashback Dallas'

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The Internet overflows with long lost treasures. You can find people from your past, research moments in history and dig up photos of bygone years. Local blogger Paula Bosse started Flashback Dallas in February to share her penchant for discovering the way we were. She keeps her site chock-full of photographs and anecdotes from the city's yesteryears.

You can browse photos of vintage Texas Rangers pennants or see the plot of land upon which Highland Park Village now sits. Her most recent post chronicles the original theater row on Elm Street in Dallas (take that, arts district!). And though there's much discussion of the Majestic Theatre's prior compatriots, Bosse found something new in her research.

"I really love the obscure stuff," she says. "I was most thrilled learning about the Telenews Theater that you see in one of the postcards - a theater that opened in 1941 and showed nothing but newsreels. Who knew?"

As a longtime history buff, Bosse says she's endlessly fascinated with unearthing Dallas archives and she updates her Wordpress site every time she comes across something that strikes her fancy.

"One cool thing always leads to another cool thing," she says. "Dallas is endlessly fascinating."

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