Promoting and preserving the rich history of Grand Prairie, Texas. by collecting, preserving and interpreting the history through committed volunteers who translate to others while maintaining the highest standards of excellence.

Robertson General Store


Buck Robertson's Store, Robinson and Polo, Grand Prairie, Dallas County TX

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James Buchanan "Buck" Robertson, ran this store on the corner of Robinson and Polo Roads in Grand Prairie. Later he installed a gas tank. Charlene Pool Matthews remembers getting penny candy there. Buck told people that he was robbed by Bonnie and Clyde, tied up with a pillowcase over his head.

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2018 Slate of Officers

The Nominating Committee Chair will present the 2018 Slate of officers at the November Meeting. Nominations for all offices, except President, may be taken from the floor with prior approval of the person being nominated.




The board would appreciate hearing from any of our members willing to fill a vacancy on the board or serve on a committee. Your involvement in the Grand Prairie Historical Organization is valuable to us. Please email


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Meeting Schedule

Saturday, October 7, 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Pioneer Day & Museum Grand Opening Celebration

Thursday, November 16 11:30AM - LUNCH
Regular Meeting, Program TBD

*The GPHO Board meets the second Monday of each month.

Book: Historic Grand Prairie

An Illustrated History | By Kathy A. Goolsby

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