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.
Click on our Magical History Tour, 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 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. You can contact us at boardmember @southlakehistory.org.
2016-2017 SHS board
Connie Cooley, president
Claire Johnson, secretary
Lou Ann Heath, treasurer
Emily Galpin, vp membership
Tamara McMillan, vp programs
Bruce McGaha, vp marketing
Anita Robeson, historian
THE YANKS ARE COMING
100 years ago, the U.S. entered World War I. Come find out, through songs and letters, what was going on over here AND "Over There."
World War I Centennial Commemoration 1:30-2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 9, at the gazebo in Southlake Town Square, sponsored by the Southlake Historical Society
Featuring a flag ceremony, mayor's proclamation, patriotic singers (and a sing-along), recognition of World War I soldiers' sons, daughters and grandchildren in the audience, and the reading of letters sent home to Texas in 1917 and '18 by a cowboy turned doughboy and a UT student who trained with the Royal Air Force and became a flying ace. Reading the letters will be Southlake Librarian Cynthia Pfledderer and Carroll grad and history buff Paul Porter dressed in an authentic WWI uniform.
It's a program all ages will learn from and enjoy.
WE HOPE YOU'LL BE INSPIRED TO FIND YOUR FAMILY'S CONNECTION TO WORLD WAR I.
WILDFLOWERS ARE STARTING TO BLOOM! See bluebonnets, WWI poppies and more
It's predicted the wildflowers will be abundant in Texas this year, thanks to lots of rain. Keep an eye on Blossom Prairie, next to Southlake's log house, 'cuz at last fall's Buffalo Stomp, Southlake families helped re-seed it with lots of bluebonnets and other favorites.
Flanders poppies were added to the mix in honor of the U.S. entry into the Great War.
More than 150 years ago, wagon trains heading west stopped for the night at Blossom Prairie.
Special thanks to our partner in this program, Nature Reach. Visit their website for more information on how history and nature can work together to enrich our children's lives.
IF YOU'RE A DRAGON FAN, YOU GOTTA GET THIS BOOK
CLICK HERE to order a Dragon football book.
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.
Click above or drop by the Southlake Library or CISD Administration Building to purchase your copy.