A need, a means, a concept, and someone to bring these factors together must be present for places to develop. One of these individuals who made development possible was Wyatt C. Hedrick, an architect-builder who transformed the skyline in Texas communities, especially Fort Worth, during the early twentieth century. Born in Virginia, he moved to
A world-class event in Wichita Falls What started as an idea to celebrate the centennial of Wichita Falls’ founding has become the largest single-day 100-mile bicycle ride in the nation — and one of the largest in the world. American pioneers and ranchers settled the Wichita Falls area in the 1860s, and when the Fort

Western Son Distillery continues to grow in Pilot Point Bottles, with liquids of every color, line the wood-paneled walls, along with various articles of clothing.…

Lakes Trail Region

Where Country Meets the City

The Texas Lakes Trail is a 31-county region in North Central Texas that features world renowned museums, historic downtowns, and western culture. Anchored by the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, the region has the best of both worlds: rural and urban. Many of the region’s roadways follow historic trails and early highways such as the Bankhead Highway, Meridian Highway, Chisholm Trail, Butterfield Trail, Shawnee Trail, and the Great Western Trail, just to name a few. There are museums, brochures, and markers to help tell the stories of the early travelers. The cattle trails have left their mark on this region from the countryside to the city. Communities are proud of their western heritage and you can see it on display in the most urban areas of the region. When you visit the Lakes Trail, you will have an authentic Texas experience accompanied by hospitality that can’t be beat.

Lakes Trail Region

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