The Flower Mound; Sacred Ground to Many

Fifteen-hundred plus people gather on The Flower Mound (the Mound) for Easter Sunrise Services.  This annual event started in 1971. Services are organized by the Summit Club, The Flower Mound Foundation, and Women of Flower Mound. Yet, most residents know little about the history of the Mound. If you are asked…

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Bob Rheudasil

Cowboys and Indians in Flower Mound

We played Cowboys & Indians as kids. Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and The Rifleman were our favorite TV shows. When we went to the movies, it was usually to see John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, or Glenn Ford. Cowboys & Indians were our heroes.Have you ever wondered what Flower Mound was like in…

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Journey of Our Earliest Settlers

Part 2 of a Series on the Long Prairie Homestead Cabin Since announcing the marvelous find of the Long Prairie Homestead Cabin inside of a Flower Mound farm house, several descendants of William Gibson and other early settlers have come forward to share information. Many thanks to Larry Briscoe, Lindsey…

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Ward Kerr

The Past Speaks to Us; Long Prairie Homestead Cabin

It’s only been a little over a week since word of the Long Prairie Homestead Cabin was revealed to the public. The cabin is already speaking to us about its past and its past inhabitants. This past Saturday, over 2300 local residents toured this cabin with an open house sponsored…

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Historic Treasure Worthy of Saving

Part 1 of a Series on the Long Prairie Homestead Cabin A local developer has discovered a one room log cabin encapsulated and hidden within the walls of a 4,500 square foot Flower Mound farm house. The property was destined to be demolished for development when Curtis Grant of Vaquero Development…

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New Crosses for Sunrise Service a Huge Success

2014 marked the continuation of a forty year tradition for Easter Sunrise Services on The Flower Mound. Over 2,000 people attended the 2014 services. Many more visited the Mound to see the crosses in the days before and after Easter. The Summit Club of Flower Mound, along the Woman of…

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Why Are Monarch Butterflies Disappearing

The Washington Post recently ran a very insightful article about the dramatic decline in the monarch butterfly population over recent years. Each year, the butterflies migrate to Mexico, where they spend the winter before returning to various parts of the United States. Last year, there were about 50 million butterflies…

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Cowboys & Indians in Flower Mound

We played Cowboys-and-Indians as kids. Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and The Rifleman were our favorite TV shows. When we went to the movies, it was usually to see John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, or Glenn Ford. Cowboys-and-Indians were our heroes. Have you ever wondered what Flower Mound was like in the Cowboy &…

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Preserving Native Plants & Flowers

Various plant species have flourished on The Mound decades, if not centuries. Because The Mound was used by pioneers as a hay meadow and not plowed, the numerous varieties of wildflowers and prairie grasses that grow there have been undisturbed. In this informative video, Bill Neiman from Native American Seed…

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A Day of Service on the Flower Mound

Three hundred Flower Mounders turned out on Saturday, April 27, 2013, to help paint the perimeter fence of The Mound and pull invasive weeds from among the lovely wildflowers that blanket this rare remnant of native prairie. Instigated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the day of…

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