Resting in Southlake's cemeteries are pioneers born in the 1700s, veterans of every war since the War of 1812, Rebels and Yankees, horse thieves, a woman who was with Cynthia Ann Parker when she was taken by Comanches, bootleggers, and Bonnie Parker's kin.
So many fascinating and poignant stories!
In November, the Southlake Historical Society is sponsoring a tour of White's Chapel, Lonesome Dove and Hood cemeteries (Hood is in the Coventry Manor subdivision). Watch here for details.
Pull up a chair and come on in! Whether you are an old-timer or a newcomer, living in Southlake is a much richer experience when you know its history. From the pioneering Lonesome Dove Baptist Church (where do you think Larry McMurtry got the name?) to the mid-20th-century roots of our city to Dragon football tradition, there is much in Southlake for you and your family to learn about and be proud of.
In Buildings & Markers, learn about the 1919 Carroll School, where both Carroll ISD and the city of Southlake were born; Southlake’s log house, built of logs cut about the time Lincoln was president; and the 10 historical markers in town, including one that commemorates the two state troopers killed at Dove Road and Texas 114 by Bonnie and Clyde or a member of their gang.
And while you’re at it – do you have a story to tell about your life, or your family’s, in Southlake? Click Tell Us Your Story and simply type in your remembrances. Also, let us know if you have photos of interest, and we can arrange to scan them.
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We’re glad you stopped by. As the pioneers said when offering hospitality: The latchstring is always out.
Connie Cooley, President, Southake Historical Society
P.S. If you are a Dragon football fan (and who isn't), you know the slogan Protect the Tradition. Once you get to know Southlake's history and how it gives our city a deeply felt "sense of place," we hope you'll also cheer for our slogan, Preserve the Tradition.