Local author, Dr. Max Ratheal, will speak about some of the area’s earliest residents – the Comanche Indians – at 7 pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in the third floor meeting room in Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main Street.
Sponsored by the Southlake Historical Society, Dr. Ratheal’s presentation will recreate the lives of the early white settlers (such as the families who built Parker’s Fort, near present-day Waco, site of the infamous raid and ultimate kidnapping of Cynthia Ann Parker in 1836), the U.S. cavalrymen assigned to protect them, and the fierce Native American tribesmen, the Comanches.
Dr. Ratheal is the author of the historical novel, “The Wrinkled Hand Chase,” a retired professor from Weatherford College, and a member of the Texas Archaeology Society. Copies of Dr. Ratheal’s book will be available for sale. The program is free and open to the public.
For more information on this event or to become a Historical Society Member, visit the society’s website, www.southlakehistory.org.