Monday, May 26, 2014

Meridian Park - 1895

Meridian Park 1895
A glimpse from the past - Meridian Park, in Meridian, Texas. This photo was taken in 1895. My grandfather, Fletcher Woosley Hennington proposed to my grandmother, Ella Mae Burdette, under one these massive oak trees. Families through out Bosque county, gathered here for picnics, hot air baloon rides, the circus, church socials, and of course "courting your sweetheart."
Ella Mae was fourteen years old when she married Fletcher in Meridian, on 25 July 1895. Most of the oak trees are gone now, as the park was moved to a new location many years ago. Precious memories of a by gone era.

Fletcher and Ella Mae Hennington