in a Pecan Shell
Union in the name didn’t proclaim loyalty to the North, although the community
began in the 1860s. It came from the establishment of a “union” (Sunday) school,
where different religious denominations could share a common building. The second
part of the name comes from the school teacher’s surname of Bowers.
community may have also been known as Hawks Chapel according to the Handbook
of Texas. Union Bower was its own school district (annexed by Dallas
in 1952) and the population of twenty residents was absorbed into Irving
with an annexation in the 1960s.
Bower, TX was another city but now it's a road in Irving."
- David Cole, October 09, 2011
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