100 Things To Do In Dallas Fort Worth Before You Die: Excerpt


100 THINGS TO DO 
IN DALLAS FORT WORTH
BEFORE YOU DIE
2ND EDITION

by
TUI SNIDER
Genre: Non-Fiction / Texas Travel
Publisher: Reedy PressTwitter   ⎸  Facebook
Date of Publication: September 15, 2018
Number of Pages: 160 with black & white images
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Have you ever drawn a blank when a friend or family member asks, “What do you want to do today?” Maybe you have visitors to show around the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, or perhaps you’ve lived here for years but feel like you’re in a rut rather than experiencing anything new.
If so, Tui Snider’s new book is for you! If you live in, or are visiting, the DFW region, this list will inspire you to start exploring. If you’re hungry, flip through the Food & Drink section. Looking for entertainment or want to get outdoors? Dig into the Music & Entertainment or the Sports & Recreation sections. Want to barter for antiques or see a museum? Check out the Culture & History or the Shopping & Fashion sections.
This book is a playful bucket list of suggestions meant to spark ideas: everything from family outings, date nights, and solo excursions, to simply hanging out with friends on your day off.

Excerpt

 

Discover regional glassware and a unique saying from Decatur, Texas

From 100 Things to Do in Dallas Fort Worth Before You Die

By Tui Snider

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Historic courthouse in Decatur, TX (c) Tui Snider

Look for Decatur Glass in Wise County Courthouse Square

Decatur’s Romanesque Revival style courthouse was completed in 1896 and features pink granite with terra cotta accents. There is more to its design, however, than just good looks; the corner entrances keep air circulating and help cool the building. A variety of Mom and Pop shops surrounding the courthouse will keep you entertained for an afternoon.

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Example of Decatur Glass, a regional specialty (c) Tui Snider

Keep an eye out for Decatur Glass in the antique stores. This hand- blown glass was produced in Decatur in the 1950’s and 1960’s at Tex Glass, Inc. a glass company started by husband and wife team, Bertha and Hermann Rosenzweig. Mr. Rosenzweig fled to the states after being persecuted by the Nazis. He eventually settled in Decatur and began producing a crinkle style glassware. It’s now a collectible unique to this region.

213 W. Main Street, Decatur, TX

940-704-7212

decaturtownsquare.com

decaturmainstreet.com

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Mural celebrating the “Eighter from Decatur” saying (c) Tui Snider

Tip: Famous Saying – Eighter From Decatur

If you gamble, you probably know the saying, “Eighter from Decatur, county seat of Wise.” If you’re not a gambler, you will definitely notice banners with “Eighter from Decatur” all over this little North Texas town.

In the late 1800’s, a Decatur resident named Will Cooper fell in love with a gal named Ada. Every time he played craps, Mr. Cooper would chant, “Ada from Decatur, County Seat of Wise.” Before long, his catchy rhyme became popular and spread throughout the nation. Over time, “Ada” morphed into “Eighter,” and in 1949, Decatur mayor Sly Hardwick added the phrase, “Eighter from Decatur” to the city’s welcome signs, thereby securing its place in the local identity.

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Vintage sign from Decatur, TX (c) Tui Snider

 

Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in hometown travel. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!” Snider’s work has been featured by a variety of outlets, including Coast to Coast AM, LifeHackeasyJet and Authentic Texas. Snider’s award-winning books include Unexpected Texas, Paranormal Texas, Understanding Cemetery Symbols, and more. Tui enjoys connecting with readers all over the globe through her WEBSITE.
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