The bridge with Irving's
Twin Wells Golf Course in the background|
Photo courtesy David
on a Pinhead
NW Dallas County Map of 1900:
notes "Twin Wells to the south on the banks of the West Fork near the intersection
of Shady Grove Road and Loop 12."
"Settlers began moving to the
area between the forks in the middle of the nineteenth century. Early settlers
provided for themselves and their families by farming, chopping and selling cord
wood, and hunting. This map depicts the location of several of the farming communities
that were scattered throughout northwest Dallas County in the area between the
West Fork and Elm Fork of the Trinity River in the year 1900. By the 1990s, the
City of Irving encompassed the entire area...."
"Here are some photos for Twin Wells, TX.
has a golf course called Twin Wells. It's on the southeast corner of the intersection
of Loop 12 and Shady Grove. The above photo shows the golf course in the background.
Alongside it, there's a path that connects to a park. This bridge looks like it
was designed for cars but now it's restricted to pedestrians and bikes.
I don't know what to tell you about the twisted old rebar...original or added
later to fortify the bridge?" - David
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