The history of Grapevine, Texas, started in 1843, when General Sam Houston met with members of 10 American Indian nations to negotiate a treaty of peace and friendship, which opened the area to homesteaders. Within a year, the first settlers started arriving, making Grapevine the oldest settlement in Tarrant County. Wild mustang grapes were abundant in the area, from which the town got its name.
Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grapevine has a population of about 50,000 residents. It preserves its history with Historic Main Street, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, and museums. It is also home to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, one of the largest airports in the world, and is known as a World Fesitval and Event City and is the Christmas Capital of Texas with 1400 events over a 40 day period. USA Today recognized it as saying it “Just may be the most wholesome place to celebrate Christmas", and in 2007, CNNMoney.com rated Grapevine as one of "America's Best Places to Live”.
Picture of Grapeview Lake courtesy of Wikipedia and Army Corps of Engineers in the public domain.