In recognition of the Linotype's role in local history, the City of Burleson held a homecoming ceremony during its annual Founders Day Festival October 13, 2012. Dale Dexheimer, President of the Burleson Heritage Foundation, Mayor Ken Shetter, Dr. Bill Deering, and Robert Griffith delivered remarks to a packed house that included the surviving children of newspaper owners Mr. and Mrs. R.G.K. Deering, as well as many local officials and press.
The Linotype is home!
Photo Courtesy Gary Haas
Robert Griffith looks on as Burleson Heritage Foundation President Dale Dexheimer
speaks at the Linotype Homecoming Ceremony held during Founders Day 2012
Members of the Deering Family gather at their parents' former
newspaper building for the first time in more than 25 years
Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter delivers remarks at the Homecoming Ceremony
for the Linotype during Founders Day 2012. Shetter, whose grandfather
ran a Linotype, was a longtime supporter of the restoration project.
Appreciation goes to the City of Burleson for moving the Linotype home. Further recognition to the Burleson Heritage Foundation, in particular Dale Dexheimer for his leadership during the move, and to past board secretary Doris Jo Haas, a loyal friend and project supporter who chose the spot where the Linotype is displayed. Enormous gratitude to Dan Williams, Gary Haas, Tim Coursey, Walter Moten, the Deering Family, Mike Beard, Michelle Griffith, and all those who donated their time, talent, and patience to preserving an important part of Burleson's past.