Join the Grand Prairie Historical Organization on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, at 1:00 pm in the Grand Prairie City Hall Chambers to recognize the founding of Dechman, now Grand Prairie.
A proclamation by Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen will be presented to recognize the founding of Dechman in 1861.
Alexander McRae Dechman traded his wagon and oxen for 239.5 acres for what is now the main part of downtown Grand Prairie.
Parking is available immediately in front of the city hall and to the west in the GP Water Deptartment parking lot. Enter through the front doors of the city hall and the chambers are on the left.