Saturday, May 15, 2021

Lake Grapevine: It Helped Put Southlake on the Map

Lake Grapevine dam circa 1950s.

The Southlake Historical Society presents speaker, Dale S. King, who will bring to life the history of Lake Grapevine on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in the third floor meeting room of Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main, at 7 p.m.

Mr. King is the Natural Resource Manager for seven area lakes in the metroplex including Lake Grapevine and coordinates environmental programs for the area.  He has been a part of the history of Lake Grapevine since he began working as park ranger there in 1975.

Mr. King grew up in Wharton County, Texas and received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Science and a Master’s of Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University.

The evening will include the discussion of the prehistoric area that is now Lake Grapevine along with maps and photographs of the construction and early days of the lake, which was built in the late 1940s by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

History-lovers, dinosaur-diggers, environmental-enthusiasts, and students of all ages will enjoy the program.

Open to the public.  Donations at the door are greatly appreciated by the Southlake Historical Society, a 501 (c) (3) organization.  For more information about the program, visit or call 817-223-9606.

The Southlake Historical Society is grateful to the City of Southlake and the Southlake Public Library for their partnership in preserving the history of Southlake.