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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grapevine in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

"Prairie Water"

"Prairie Water" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, March 6, 2022
1. "Prairie Water" Marker

"Prairie Water"
Spinning, pumping, filling, flowing, quenching.

Water was a great blessing on the Grape Vine Prairie. Whether from Denton Creek, a hand-dug well, or drawn from below ground by the rhythmic movement of a windmill's sucker rod, water's availability meant life for Grapevine settlers and livestock.

"Prairie Water” stands in tribute to those whose wisdom and use of resources laid the foundation for the settlement that became a city. It also stands in tribute to Grapevine's modern city leaders whose decisions focus on quality of life. Good water is never taken for granted here and Grapevine is still a great place to "stake a claim."

With special appreciation to Edward A. Fenoglio, Montague Pump & Supply, for providing the ca. 1938 Aeromotor windmill, tank and windmill-blade fountain; to Jenny and Matt Singleton for providing the vintage water trough; to Russell Kidd and Kidd Plumbing for their services; and to David Klempin and Paul W. McCallum for turning prairie water into public art.
Ted R. Ware Plaza
"Prairie Water" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, March 6, 2022
2. "Prairie Water" Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
Location. 32° 56.082′ N, 97° 4.773′ W. Marker is in Grapevine, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of East Hudgins Street and South Main Street, on the right when traveling west on East Hudgins Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 W Hudgins Street, Grapevine TX 76051, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Grapevine Fire Bell (a few steps from this marker); Grapevine Cotton Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Cotton Belt Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Land Patent Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grapevine Dairy Producers Building (about 300 feet away); The Founders Building (about 400 feet away); Willy Majors (about 500 feet away); Nat Barrett (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grapevine.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2022, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2022, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 27, 2023