n.d.: The Sanger brothers arrive from Corsicana to open their first store.
n.d.: First telegraph line reaches Dallas.
n.d.: Construction begins on new county courthouse.
March 2: Sarah Cockrell builds first iron bridge across the Trinity; cost $50,000.
July 16: First train, of the Houston and Texas Central line, arrives in Dallas. A celebratory "Grand Barbecue" is held at fairgrounds.
November 28: John Neely Bryan, the founder of Dallas, digs the first spadeful of dirt at groundbreaking ceremonies for Dallas & Wichita Railroad.