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Look Back in Time at Third-Annual Ghosts of Southlake Past

Oct 19, 2016 07:42AM ● By Audrey Sellers

Photo via Southlake Historical Society Facebook page

History will come alive at the third-annual Ghosts of Southlake Past, presented by the Southlake Historical Society. All are invited to the historic White’s Chapel Cemetery for a cemetery tour at 6:30 p.m. on November 5.

Southlake Mayor Laura Hill will be among local residents dressed in period clothes who will bring to life the stories of pioneer men, women and children, including a Civil War veteran, a young teacher, a boy who grew up in the early Dove community, and a husband and wife who helped establish the White’s Chapel community and church.

Tickets are required. A limited number of tickets will be available the night of the event. Participants should bring a small flashlight, wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather conditions that evening. 

On November 6 at 2 p.m., the Southlake Historical Society will hold its second-annual Wildflower Buffalo Stomp at the log house in Bicentennial Park. Young and old are invited to “stomp” wildflower and native grass seeds into the Blossom Prairie Wildflower Meadow, which surrounds the house. In the 1800s, families heading west by wagon train stopped in the meadow and camped for the night.

This year, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. involvement in World War I, poppy seeds will be spread to bloom in the spring. The U.S. entered the Great War in April 1917; the war ended on November 11, 1918.  Most men from North Texas who fought in the war trained at Camp Bowie in Fort Worth.  In 2018, the Southlake Historical Society will have an exhibit on the war and how it changed North Texas and the world. 

Visit SouthlakeHistory.org for more information.