Flower Mound

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Arcadia Publishing, 2012 - History - 127 pages
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Flower Mound was originally known only as an area seven miles west of Lewisville, Texas. The city was incorporated in 1961, and its official name is derived from a mound that rose 50 feet above the surrounding flat Blackland Prairie. In the springtime, it is covered with beautiful wildflowers, thus the name. Inhabitants have never lived on the mound. The rich soil was good farmland and its grass gave support for raising cattle. In the early years, nothing was known of the rich gas shale that rested beneath its soil. While the modern city of Flower Mound has a 50-year history, past generations have a story to tell. The modern city of Flower Mound confidently moves forward as shopping centers, medical facilities, and gas wells dot its promising horizons.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Introduction
7
The Mound and its Myths and Flower Mound Church
11
Pioneer Families and Precious Friends
21
Schools and Churches
81
Entertainment for a Rural Community
97
Out of the Mud at Last
103
Colorful Residents
111
Time Overtakes a Rural Community
121
Wash Day 1910
126
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Jimmy Ruth (J.R.) Hilliard Martin grew up in the shadow of the mound. Her efforts to compile an accurate history of Flower Mound and share stories unknown to most Flower Mound residents became of paramount importance. Images of America: Flower Mound utilizes photographs, oral stories, and facts that have been passed down through generations. It depicts strong pioneers and their love and sacrifices that give credence to the American Dream.

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