When Arlington coaxed the GM plant to come to Arlington in the early 1950's, we had to promise a water supply to support the plant and the people that would move here. So Arlington built the lake by damming Village Creek and forming what is now Lake Arlington.
The lake would take three years to fill, the engineers told the city, after it was finished. The dam was in place and the overflow, the "morning glory" as the city called it, was ready for action as the spring rainfall began.
The rain fell and fell in that spring of 1957 and after 20 days of straight rain, Bo Harris, a local city official and some other city workers, ventured out on the lake in a row boat to close the "morning glory" so the lake would finish filling.
And fill it did, in 27 days total. My father, Charles Hawkes, who owned and edited the local newspaper, dubbed Lake Arlington "Miracle Lake" because of this fantastic beginning and the name stuck for many years.
It's not a recreational lake, but it does afford some good water sports and fishing. The homes that line it's shores are valuable because of beautiful views. The lake serves Arlington well even though Arlington does, at times, have to buy water from other sources.
Come to Arlington to see the sites, Six Flags, Ameriquest Stadium at Arlington- home of the Texas Rangers baseball club and soon the home stadium of the Dallas Cowboys. We have a good life, nice parks, libraries and good local schools. If you like it, consider moving in with us. The taxes are low and the quality of life is high.
Give me a call at RE/MAX Associates of Arlington and I'll help you find a house to put your home into! Arlington . . . for the Good Times.
Charla Hawkes Price
RE/MAX Associates of Arlington, TX
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