Plano was officially incorporated in 1873, 150 years ago. The Houston and Texas Railroad was complete, and the city began to grow steadily. Plano was characterized by plumbing and stone plants, factories, and a conduit for cattle. By 1908, it became an interurban stop on the Texas Electric Railroad.
Eventually, Plano would become the city we know it as now: a hub for corporate headquarters like Frito-Lay and Toyota, a family-friendly suburb and the Balloon Capital of Texas. We’ve come a long way to become a city that dominates charts for parks, schools, retirement and healthy living. And on June 3, Plano officially turns 150!
As we get ready to celebrate Plano’s 150th anniversary, we want to know what you love about Plano! Send us your love letter to the City of Excellence at firstname.lastname@example.org and your letter may be featured in our print magazine!