SEE GHOSTS OF SOUTHLAKE PAST AT CEMETERY TOUR
7 p.m., Nov. 7
To purchase tickets, go to our Facebook page.
Pioneer women, a girl who fled a legendary Comanche raid, preachers, horse thieves, cowboys and Civil War veterans will come to life Saturday, Nov. 7, at our second annual Cemetery Tour.
Participants will tour Lonesome Dove Cemetery, one of Tarrant County's oldest, and Hood Cemetery, in the Coventry Manor subdivision.
Above, Bruce McGaha of Southlake portrays Spencer Graham during last year's tour. Graham fought for the Confederacy and lived in now-Southlake when the West was wild. His gg granddaughter Rebecca Utley is on the board of the Southlake Historical Society.
PHOTO EXHIBIT IN TOWN HALL UNTIL WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23
Take A Walk Through Time: Historical Photographs of Southlake until Oct. 23 in the atrium of City Hall, 1400 Main St.
A special thanks to First Financial Bank of Southlake and individual sponsors Mayor Laura Hill and SHS vp Emily Galpin for underwriting the canvas images.
Priority Signs & Graphics, Southlake, enlarged and transferred the images to gallery-quality canvas.
'A PERFECT SLICE OF AMERICANA'
Southlake Arts magazine's Sept issue reveals the history of the Southlake Historical Society. The magazine is online.
TOUCHDOWN! THE AMAZING HISTORY OF DRAGON FOOTBALL
Coming in November
Get an up-close look at the history of Dragon football, the folks who made it all happen, the players, the coaches and the diehard fans in Images of Sports: Southlake Carroll Dragon Football by SHS president Connie Cooley. Email us and we will let you know as soon as the book is available.
76092 magazine's Sept-Oct issue has a 4-page spread on the book. See new photos of coaches Ledbetter and Wasson and old football pictures. 76092 is online.
The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present. -- Historian David Thelen
Whether you are an old-timer or a newcomer, living in Southlake is a much richer experience when you know its history.
Our website – filled with research into our area's past and lots of photographs – is our museum, as well as a way to keep you up-to-date on events.
Almost 60 years ago, on Sept. 25, 1956, people living here voted to turn an unincorporated area of Tarrant County into Southlake (population 200). Since then lots of folks have moved in and out, leaving their mark on the growth of the city.
There is much in Southlake to surprise you and your family, from the pioneering Lonesome Dove Baptist Church (Larry McMurtry says he got the title for his book after seeing the church van go by) to Dragon football tradition. Pull up a chair and stay a while!
Start your journey by watching the Photo Slideshow, above, and taking the Magical History Tour. Explore the History of Southlake (under Area West of Grapevine, see a map that shows where stills, beer joints and a dog track were located) and the more than 300 photos in the Photo & Video Gallery.
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 and/or a member of their gang (historians disagree on who actually did the shooting).
And while you’re here – 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, We are always looking for photographs to add to our archives. Email us at email@example.com.
Thanks for stopping by. As the pioneers said when offering hospitality: The latchstring is always out.
Connie Cooley, president, Southlake Historical Society
P.S. I bet you know one or two of our board members. Next time you see one of these women, tell her you visited our website – she will be glad to hear it. Our board includes Lou Ann Heath, treasurer; Emily Galpin, vp membership; Tamara McMillan, vp programs; Rebecca Utley, secretary; and Anita Robeson, historian.