About The Red Rock Area


Coal shaped the history of Melcher-Dallas as settlers came to the area to work the many coal mines. Today, a museum honors this portion of their history and showcases some great artifacts from the coal mining era.


The town of Dallas was first called Ohio, because many of the early settlers were from the state of Ohio. The town of Melcher was laid out in 1912 directly south of Dallas. For many years, there was a colorful rivalry between the two towns until they merged into one town known as Melcher-Dallas in 1986. The town now celebrates Merger Days each May.

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