Top O' Hill Terrace

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Arcadia Publishing, 2012 - History - 127 pages
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If the saga of Top O' Hill Casino becoming Arlington Baptist College

were written as fiction, readers would dismiss it as improbable and

impossible. The story of a tearoom evolving into the gambling hot

spot of North Central Texas that was then acquired by a fiery gospel

preacher, who foretold its transformation into a Baptist seminary and

ultimately an accredited Bible college, is stranger than fiction yet

absolutely true. The rich and famous enjoyed rubbing shoulders with

the mysterious and notoriously infamous, and if large amounts of

money were involved, so much the better. Stir in fabulous racehorses,

flashy stage and screen stars, singers, dancers, well-known bandleaders

and bands, and the tale becomes enthralling.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
How Quaint
9
Place Your Bets
17
Many Serve the Few
25
The Rich the Famous and the Notorious
37
Playing the Ponies
55
Put up Yer Dukes
69
The Wolf at the Door
75
A Prophecy Comes True
81
Transformation
85
A Place in History
121
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Vickie Bryant and Camille Hess have been friends for more than 30 years, and both married Baptist ministers who graduated from Bible Baptist Seminary. Bryant, an Ohio native, began an interest in the school's history when her husband, Dr. David Bryant, was named president of the college. She started researching its colorful past and became founder and curator of the Top O' Hill Collection. Hess, born and raised on Fort Worth's North Side, has managed a medical office and owned an art gallery and antique shop. Currently, she enjoys assisting Bryant in her ongoing search for information

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