The town of Grapevine was formed when a small group of pioneers settled together on the Grape Vine Prairie in the 1840s and 1850s. The first settlers came for the promise of land ownership and a better life, and the Grape Vine Springs and rich soil yielded good harvests and subsequent prosperity. When the Cotton Belt Railroad arrived in 1888, it helped establish the town as a permanent agricultural trade center servicing the entire region. The Civil War and World Wars I and II interrupted the town s normal activities, but the citizens rallied in support of their state and country. Two major construction projects in the 1950s and 1960s transformed the future of Grapevine: the Grapevine Dam and Reservoir and the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. In the 1970s, local historians realized the wealth within the city s past, and leaders took steps to protect and preserve it so that today people from all over the world come to see this quaint little prairie town."
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)
Number Of Pages: 127
Published: 30th August 2010
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.8
Weight (kg): 0.31