Women from Dallas-Fort Worth have always made indelible marks on history—just as surely as one of them invented a way to correct errors in the way we typed up all that stuff.
Bette Nesmith Graham, a Dallas secretary, invented Liquid Paper in the 1950s, creating the white-out solution to brush over, and then correct, typos. Considered one of the 20th century’s most formidable female inventors, she belongs to a pantheon of north Texas women. Throughout March, Women’s History Month celebrates them all.
Countless other Dallas-Fort Worth personalities, past and present, include civil-rights leader Barbara Jordan, the first African American elected to the Texas Senate; Bonnie Parker, of Bonnie and Clyde fame; Annette Strauss, Dallas’ first female mayor; and Fort Worth’s Kelly Clarkson, whose hit, “Whole Lotta Woman” says, “Texas women do it bigger.”
Another powerhouse among Women in Texas History, and one of Texas’s first millionaires, Sarah Horton Cockrell owned a quarter of what is now Dallas’s Central Business District.
Even women who are long gone still make news here. Rare footage discovered just last year shows Amelia Earhart landing at Love Field in 1931. The airstrip lies just 15 miles from Lennar’s Elements at Viridian’s 55-plus community of new homes for sale in Arlington, TX.
Okay, so the famed aviatrix disappeared, but Old West lore lives on. That’s especially true at Fort Worth’s National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, where vivid galleries and Western artworks illustrate, as one exhibit says, how local women are “Tough By Nature.”
Women also outnumber men in Collin County, where Lennar’s Arcadia Farms features the Classic Collection. Those new homes for sale in Princeton, TX, lie just 37 miles from Texas Women’s University, the largest state-supported university in the U.S. primarily for women.
How to celebrate the distaff half this month in the Metroplex? Support women-owned businesses. Donate to women’s centers. Read women’s books, watch women’s movies and TV shows, listen to women musicians (crank up Kelly Clarkson!). Mentor a female student.
Indeed, women helped settle the region, but none have to settle for anything anymore. That’s why Everything’s Included® in Lennar’s new homes, homebuilder’s recognition that upgrades to a new home should be standard, rather than add-ons, with higher costs to you.
In the new homes for sale listed here, a big-ticket standard feature includes The Connected Home by Lennar, a robust suite of smart-home connectivity. Actually, come to think of it, women have been running smart homes for centuries! To connect with Lennar Dallas-Fort Worth’s all-female staff of New Home Internet Sales Coordinators, call (866) 314-4477.