“Unlike the founders of Sydney, Perth’s first settlers were not prisoners and soldiers installed by the crown. They were mostly landed gentry, homesteaders who were paying their own way,” said Mary DurackMiller, a Perth author and historian. “Few were prepared for the hardships they would face here.” We sipped coffee in her white brick house in Perth’s...
Dallas The gush of culture in Fort Worth
Dallas, Merchant prince Stanley Marcus calls his hometown a “can-do city—people here think positive.” Chairman emeritus of Neiman-Marcus, he stands with a chocolate Monopoly set offered in the store’s 1978 Christmas catalog. Operating on a real-Life game board, art patron and scholar-developer Raymond Nasher anticipated the Sunbelt boom, bought Dallas land, and built the...