Waco's 175th Anniversary

March 2024 to March 2025 marks the 175th anniversary of Waco, Texas. The anniversary is an appropriate time to reflect and tell the stories of our richly diverse history and recognize and honor the strength and resilience of our people. Join us in celebrating all year long, honoring and acknowledging our City’s history.

Continue the Learning Experience

MyWacoTV features an incredible catalog of videos featuring the personal stories of some of Waco's long-time residents. Experience the history directly from our residents. Stories include the 1953 tornado, war hero Doris Miller, the Cotton Belt Trail, and more. 

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Special Thanks

A special thank you to Sean Sutcliffe, librarian for the Waco-McLennan County Library, for his invaluable assistance in our research on each topic in the Waco 175th Anniversary series of articles.