THE YANKS ARE COMING
How Texans Helped Win the Great War
now through August 30
Southlake Town Hall and Library, 1400 Main St.
Poppies. Flanders Field. 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month. Armistice Day. Trench warfare. Doughboys.
Remind me what war that was . . .
It was World War I — a war so significant that it changed the world. 2018 is the centennial of the doughboys' fiercest battles and the centennial of the end of the war, Armistice Day, Nov. 11.
Learn about WWI and its impact on Texas at our colorful and engaging exhibit, "The Yanks Are Coming: How Texans Helped Win the Great War," on display now through Thursday, Aug. 30 at Southlake Town Hall, in the lobby and the library. It's free.
Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed on Sundays.
We'll tell you the stories of farmers, cowboys, tradesmen and small-town folk from around here who fought and their fates.
Also on display will be authentic WWI artifacts collected by a Southlake Carroll grad (now at UNT) who became intrigued with WWI at age 11 after reading a book left in a study hall.
The exhibit will take you to the battlefields and into the hearts of the families left behind. Come see for yourself.
Sponsored by the Southlake Historical Society under the auspices of the City of Southlake.
Illustration courtesy of the Texas Historical Commission
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WWI?
Last year, the North Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration committee prepared 60 colorful and informative panels for its exhibit, "From Cowboy to Doughboy: How North Texas Mobilized for the Great War." Click here to visit the group's website.
The committee has generously allowed us to bring these detailed panels to you. Take a journey through events of the Great War and learn how WWI changed Texas, and the world.
We'll post a new panel every few days, so check back! Click the Events button at the top of this page to see past panels.
WHEN "THE WAR IS OVER!"
When the war ended, Denton County folks celebrated "on that Sunday in November...mothers and fathers, wives and sweethearts, relative and friends of the doughboys slogging through the mud of France."
See the fireworks over the Denton County Courthouse (above) and read the newspaper account by clicking EVENTS at the top of this page to learn more.
ARE YOU A DRAGON FAN?
YOU GOTTA GET THIS BOOK!
to order a Dragon football book now.
Which Dragon football coach played for the Chicago Cardinals, Dallas Texans and Oakland Raiders?
Who said, "Hey Riley, I've never seen anyone throw up and then throw a touchdown pass." (Hint: He lived in a white house.)
Where can you see pictures of Dragon players since 1960 and recaps of games from the 1980s to now?
Find the answers in IMAGES OF SPORTS: SOUTHLAKE CARROLL DRAGON FOOTBALL by SHS president Connie Cooley.
Or drop by the Southlake Library to purchase a copy. Our book on Southlake history is also available there. We are grateful to the Southlake Library for its continuing support.