Friday, September 25, 2009

Historic Grapevine

A windmill-powered water tower welcomes visitors during the 23rd annual GrapeFest in Grapevine on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009. Historic Grapevine is Tarrant County's oldest settlement. It was founded in 1844, a year before Texas joined the United States.

photos © Mark M. Hancock /

A 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive pulls passengers in authentic 1920s and 1930s Victorian-style coaches as they ride The Grapevine Vintage Railroad along part of the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Rather than post a visual opus slideshow of the annual GrapeFest, I'll add vignettes. Please see the additional sections as they post during the next few days.

Please also see:
GrapeFest flame worker
GrapeFest blacksmith
GrapeFest sculptor
GrapeFest People's Choice Wine Tasting

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