Details for Soldier Spring Park

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5367004975


Marker Number 4975
Atlas Number 5367004975
Marker Title Soldier Spring Park
Index Entry Soldier Spring Park
Address Thrush St. at Soldier Springs Park
City Weatherford
County Parker
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 611587
UTM Northing 3623631
Subject Codes parks
Marker Year 1976
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Soldier Springs Park, Thrush Street, Weatherford
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Confederate soldiers are said to have camped here in the 1860s because of the inviting spring. In 1890, veterans used the site for their 25th reunion. During the next year, 55 acres were set aside as "Soldier Spring Park". Chautauqua programs (1910-28), circuses, town gatherings, other reunions, and the public hanging of a criminal (1908) occurred here before the park fell into disuse. The city dump, 1934-53, and then a caliche mine, the area reverted to park use in 1973. Civic groups joined to develop recreational facilities and restore natural beauty with native plantings. (1976)

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