Vickery Memory Map
Remembering A Neighborhood
I grew up in North
Dallas, in a small town engulfed by a big city. Vickery was a separate
town until 1945, but in the late fifties and sixties, it existed as
its own special world, surrounded by acres and acres of open land.
This is a memory
map I worked with to try to tease out stories about places and events
from my childhood. The landscape is completely different. All but one
building that stood in the time of my childhood still exists in the
couple of square miles that make up Vickery. The schools, the stores,
the houses, the churches, the open areas, long ago became another world,
a warren of endless apartments.
I hope to research
is how the neighborhood has changed in the 40 years since I lived there,
but I offer this as an excercise for helping to reclaim the stories
of your childhood.
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