If you find yourself in the Farmers Branch area you will absolutely want to visit the unique historical park that they established to preserve the history of the area. While the area is not one of the places settled in the United States by whites, it does have a long history that is worth learning more about. Before you decide that it isn’t worth your time, there are some things that you should know that will surely make it clear as to why you should definitely give it a try, at least once.
One of the best things about the park is that it has many buildings at one site that showcase the evolution of the city of Farmers Branch as well as Peters Colony. Peters Colony was actually the starting point of the history of Farmers Branch. Settlers came to the area, knowing that had resources at Peters Colony that would enable them to build homesteads outside of the area. This led to the development and popularity of Farmers Branch which became popular due to the rich soil that ensured bountiful harvests for newcomers.
In fact, in short time, the spin off city actually became more populous than the area that spurred the growth. The city became known as far as Europe bringing growth not often seen at the start of most settlements in the United States. Thanks to this growth and understanding of history by those that resided there, there is a great deal that has been preserved to share with generations to come.
On the site you will find a one room classroom from 1910 that is used for sharing the history of the area with those that visit. You will also get to explore the general store that shows what it was like to shop in the days before large department stores. Additionally, there is the home of Dr. Gilbert, which still stands on its original site. The home was one of the finest built in the area during that century.
Finally, if you plan your visit in advance you can take part in a number of special events that are hosted each year. The key is to be sure to check their calendar of events or call during their business hours to learn about what is scheduled during your visit. There is so much to see and do you will want to be sure to make a day of it so that you can get the most from the experience.