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Texas has an unusual history. Originally popular in the
1800s because of its very fertile land, it became known for
producing a wide variety of fruits. Once the cities of
Galveston and Houston grew larger, the railroad and then the
trolley line reached the area. Dickinson evolved into a
popular recreational area.
One of those recreations was gambling. Dickinson became a
major hub for open gambling. In a tongue-in-cheek reference
to the Mason/Dickson Line, it was referred to as the Maceo/Dickinson Line*.
Numerous popular clubs like the "Town Country Club", the "4
Rose Garden", and the "Emite Brothers Dickinson Card Club"
sprang up. These drew folks from the cities of Galveston and
Houston, for a little fun. The Texas Rangers shut down open
gambling in all of Galveston County in 1957. Since then,
Dickinson has become an integral part of the
Houston/Galveston economic and cultural area. We are proud
to be part of such an interesting area and welcome
residents, new and long-time, to visit us for great
furniture and mattresses at the best prices.
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*Maceo was a purported mob
boss who was located on Galveston island in the
1940s and 1950s . He was said to have
controlled all the territory south of Dickinson to the Gulf
in Texas City