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WAXAHCHIE Waxahachie is located approximately 30 miles south of Dallas in Ellis County Texas. Waxahachie was the birthplace of Tom Blasingame, considered the oldest cowboy in the history of the American West, and also of Byron Nelson, a professional golf legend and R&B singer Tevin Campbell. The city is home to Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Waxahachie is also widely known for being the site of the now-defunct Superconducting Super Collider. The town also features many examples of Victorian architecture and Gingerbread homes, several of which have been converted into bed and breakfasts. The city's annual Gingerbread Trails festival features tours of many of these homes.
IN THE MOVIES Waxahachie became popular in the motion picture industry in the mid 1980's. The Academy-Award winning films "Places in the Heart" starring Sally Field and John Malkovich, and "Tender Mercies" starring Robert Duvall, were both filmed in Waxahachie, as were the movies "1918" and "The Trip to Bountiful". All four were filmed in 1985 or 1986. The long-running television series Walker, Texas Ranger, starring Chuck Norris also filmed in Waxahachie on occasion.