Palestine, Texas was founded in 1846 by the Texas State Legislature, it is located one-hundred and twelve miles southeast of Dallas on the eastern side of the Lone Star State. The historic railroad City is the county seat of Anderson County.
This photo containing parked cars on a wide street in Palestine was taken in the late-1930s. One of the earliest automobiles in this scene is a two-tone Model “L” Lincoln sedan visible on the lower left-hand side of the image. This Lincoln is not equipped with front-wheel brakes which dates it to 1925 or earlier; only the “Police Flyers” used in law enforcement were fitted with front brakes beginning in 1924.
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