History on The Flower Mound

Have you ever wondered about the history of Flower Mound? What was it like for early settlers? What was the land like then? Where was the old Donald School, Waketon General Store and the other early 1800’s landmarks?

What did Flower Mound and the Mound look like in 1960? Was it true that Edward Marcus (Chairman of the Board of Neiman-Marcus) had a 4,000 acre cattle ranch in Flower Mound? Where exactly was it?  And did Neiman-Marcus really have marvelous fortnight parties with movie stars, politicians, and foreign dignitaries in Flower Mound?

Are there really pictures of Elizabeth Arden, CoCo Channel, Dale Robertson, Ladybird Johnson, and John Wayne in Flower Mound?  Did Bobby Goodyear, JC Penny, and Ray Skillern really have land investments in Flower Mound?

What was Flower Mound New Town? What happened to it? What did the Master Plan look like then?

The answers to the above, old photos and stories will be presented at The Flower Mound Wildflower Walk this Saturday, May 11.  The Wildflower Walk is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Flower Mound, east of Tom Thumb on FM 3040 (Flower Mound Road).

Mark Glover, local writer/historian and Mound Foundation member has a presentation, old photographs, and stories he will informally share. Mark will be on the Summit of the Mound from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Alton Bowman, author of The Flower Mound, A History And Field Guide The Flowers And Grasses will also be available to share history of The Mound and its flowers & plants.

Come out and learn something exciting about Flower Mound history. Enjoy the wildflowers and the Flower Mound with us. It’s part of our heritage.


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