Several notable events occurred this week in our area’s history.
In 1845, William Sachse, who would settle and become an early pioneer in Collin County, arrived in Texas.
In 1854, a post office was established in the community of Weston, northwest of McKinney. When free rural delivery began, early in the twentieth century, that post office was the first in the county to submit an application to deliver rural mail.
In 1900, the Lebanon Masonic Lodge # 837 was constituted and met for the first time in the community near Frisco. The organization is still in existence and meets on the first Tuesday evening of each month.
In 1918, the women of Collin County were allowed to vote for the first time in local and state elections, but did not get that right in national elections for another two years.
In 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow came through McKinney in quite a hurry, attempting to evade a posse of sheriffs and deputies from Collin and neighboring counties who were in pursuit of them.
In 2009, Denison native, Chesley Sullenberger, ditched his bird disabled plane in the Hudson River. All 155 aboard survived.
By TSB contributing writer Don Newsom. Don is a former Superintendent of Schools for Celina ISD and an avid historian.