The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present.
– Historian David Thelen
Thanks for visiting our website, our "museum" filled with stories about Southlake's past and lots of photos.
Whether you are an old-timer or a newcomer, living in Southlake is a much richer experience when you know its history.
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 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.
Take a look around. Thanks for stopping by!
Connie Cooley, president, Southlake Historical Society
P.S. If you'd like to contact us, click About Us at the top of this page. We'd love to hear from you!.
2015-2016 SHS board
Connie Cooley, president
Rebecca Utley, secretary
Lou Ann Heath, treasurer
Emily Galpin, vp membership
Tamara McMillan, vp programs
Bruce McGaha, vp marketing
Anita Robeson, historian
This Waco bi-plane was kept circa 1970 at Lazy K Acres, where Carroll High School is now. (Photo courtesy of the T. H. (Ted) and Eleanor Kasper family)
The Kasper family's Lazy K Acres airstrip, pictured here, was one of the 12 or more private airstrips that dotted then-rural Southlake in the 1950s through about the 1990s. The Kasper property faced White Chapel Boulevard and is where Carroll High School sits today. (Photo courtesy of the T. H. (Ted) and Eleanor Kasper family)
A scene familiar to residents who live close to the D/FW airport, which has been an economic driver to the economies of many area communities, including Southlake. (Photo courtesy of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport)
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