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Come Hear the Voices of the Ghosts of Southlake Past

Oct 13, 2015 08:46AM ● Published by Audrey Sellers

On November 7, 2015, from 7 to 9 p.m., come join the Southlake Historical Society (SHS) for an evening tour of two historic cemeteries as they’re brought to life with stories of early area pioneers – famous and infamous. 

The tour begins at the Lonesome Dove Cemetery at 2380 Lonesome Dove Road, considered by many to be the oldest cemetery in Tarrant County with grave markers dating to the late 1840s. The Lonesome Dove community was the earliest settlement in now-Southlake, and at one time included a school, general store and a Woodmen of the World lodge.

Attendees then move to the Hood Cemetery located several miles away at Peytonville Road and Coventry Lane inside the Coventry Manor subdivision. Named for Peters Colonist Thomas Hood, the one-acre cemetery includes the burial site for Hood and his two wives and other early settlers including a veteran of the War of 1812.

Residents and local leaders dressed in period clothes will bring to life the stories of early area pioneer men, women and children and will include a girl who fled a legendary Comanche raid; preachers; dandies; horse thieves; cowboys; Civil War veterans and a few wives with tales to tell.

Tickets are required and can be purchased online here. The ticket price includes entrance to both cemeteries. A limited number of tickets will be available on the night of the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring a small flashlight, wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. 

For more, visit SouthlakeHistory.org   

Photo via Flickr. 

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