Southwestern historian James Bailey Blackshear will speak about the historical significance of this region, including how the Indians lived here. Find out about the Battle of Village Creek and the first Texian land developers. The history of Texas is like a patchwork quilt, a collection of individual events, cultures and eras. The threads that weave this history together are its rivers. People always follow the rivers. The Wichita, Caddo and Cherokee Indians followed the Trinity River to this part of North Texas. They lived here in great numbers. Texian pioneers followed them, building the first Anglo settlements in the region. Within the Viridian development in Arlington sits what became known as Calloway Lake, one of the only natural lakes in North Texas. The historic Bird’s Fort was built next to the lake and was visited by founding fathers such as PresidentSam Houston.  After being retrieved from the Comanches, one of the most famous Texans who ever lived, Cynthia Ann Parker, lived in a nearby cabin. Come hear about our celebrated, almost forgotten past.

Event Location: 
George Hawkes Central Library
100 S Center St
Arlington , TX
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 7:00pm