For decades, Jack lovingly cared for Lonesome Dove Cemetery. Malinda, his grandmother’s grandmother, was kin to Cynthia Ann Parker. MORE
Log House in Bicentennial Park
Learn what Home Sweat Home meant for pioneers who came to Texas with “their families, dogs, guns and religion.” MORE
Alno Bailey Shivers
Alno and her husband, Claude, left the farm for the city after marrying in 1927. They had been sweethearts at Carroll Hill School. MORE
Lonesome Dove Cemetery
Pvt. Eli Torian died in 1918 in France. In 1921, his remains were brought home. MORE
Girls Basketball Team
Girls at Carroll Hill enjoyed basketball with new friends from schools that were combined to form District 99. MORE
Bonnie and Clyde
The bank robbers, who had ties to our area, killed two state troopers at Dove Road and Highway 114 in 1934. MORE
Jones Auction Barn and Integrated Cafe
In 1949, Bob Jones sons Jinks and Emory opened an auction barn; their wives ran what may have been the first integrated cafe in Texas. Pictured are Jones family members. MORE
Carroll High Parking Lot
The first Carroll High opened in 1963 at Carroll and Highland avenues, next to the 1919 Carroll School. Both are still standing. MORE
There Will Be Dragons
By 1963, football was going strong at Carroll. But the district's first UIL state championship was won in 1975 by the girls basketball team, coached by Don Durham. MORE
In the early 1950s, Wanda and Bill Stowe enjoyed checking on the progress of the lake. Notice the cars on the roadway over the dam. MORE
In 1940, the Civil Aeronautics Board ordered Dallas and Fort Worth to find a location for a regional airport. In 1968, an agreement was reached. MORE
On July 3 each year, Town Square celebrates. Southlake's downtown, built between 1999 and 2006, also hosts Art in the Square and Oktoberfest. MORE
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Bob and Almeady Chisum Jones join Texas notables
J.D. “Bob” and Almeady Chisum Jones, whose ranch was part of today’s Bob Jones Park and Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve, have been memorialized with a bronze star on the sidewalk of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District! See the star on Main Street next to Cattlemen’s Steak House.
Take a stroll at the Stockyards and see stars for Kit Carson, Wyatt Earp, Lady Bird Johnson, Larry McMurtry, Annie Oakley and many others. See texastrailoffame.org for a list.
The Southlake Historical Society is dedicated to archiving historical materials, gathering oral history interviews, presenting exhibits that showcase the events and lives of folks who came before us and working to preserve and protect Southlake’s history.
The society meets at on the second Monday of each month. If you would like to join us, please email email@example.com.
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