Thanks to my efforts the Mayor of Allen, Texas has designated April 8 as Ebenezer Allen Day.
Mayor Ken Fulk read the proclamation at the March 23, 2021 City Council meeting.
Office of the Mayor
City of Allen
WHEREAS, The City of Allen, Texas is named for Ebenezer Allen, who served as the Republic of Texas Attorney General and interim Secretary of State; and
WHEREAS, Ebenezer Allen worked with the Republic of Texas’ President Anson Jones in the annexation of Texas to the United States of America; and
WHEREAS, Ebenezer Allen obtained the charter for the Galveston and Red River Railway Company, later known as the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. The first locomotive of the Company was named after him as was the first station at present-day Allen, Texas; and
WHEREAS, the Allen City Council celebrates its namesake on the 217th birthday of Ebenezer Allen and recognizes the important role he had in establishing our community.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, KENNETH M. FULK, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ALLEN, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, proclaim April 8, 2021, as:
“EBENEZER ALLEN DAY”
in Allen, Texas, and I urge all citizens to take cognizance of this event and participate in all the events related thereto in this community.
Kenneth M. Fulk, MAYOR
After Mayor Fulk read the proclamation, he invited me to say a few words about Mr. Allen’s life.
After the meeting, I talked to representatives from the Heritage Guide of Allen about helping with any future events commemorating the day. They were interested in the idea and I am hopeful that the City of Allen may stage some activity to celebrate Ebenezer Allen’s birthday on April 8, 1804 in Newport, New Hampshire.
Allen presenting copy of Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy to Mayor Fulk
A video of the meeting is available at http://allentx.swagit.com/play/03232021-1792/. It is item 6.