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Old 05-28-2019, 09:46 PM
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History of Pearland recapped here:


Pearland has blossomed from a tiny community founded in the 1800s to what may be called a small town with a lot of people living in it.

Now one of Houston’s largest suburbs, Pearland is poised to celebrate its 125th anniversary on Sept. 26.

City Communications Director Joshua Lee said he has an interesting perspective as a Pearland native.

“In the ‘80s and ‘90s, it was still a small town. It’s roughly 10 times the size it was when I was a kid here, but the feel of the town is still the same,” Lee said.

The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad came before Pearland was officially a city.

It was 1883 when the railroad laid a branch line from Houston to Alvin through the eventual site of the city of Pearland, according to the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The railroad subsequently built a siding switch in Pearland, which allows one train to pull off to allow another to pass, said Donald Hayes, second vice president of the Pearland Historical Society.

The makeshift and switching station became known as “Mark Belt,” named after a man who oversaw Brazoria Land Co. of Missouri’s property for grazing, which stretched from Liverpool to Clear Creek, according to the Pearland History Timeline.
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:37 AM
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it was still country to us in Mo. City until the early 2000s when the Target was built
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