Kim Schlossberg

Louise Cook Simmons 1925-2015 (from oral history interview)

Louise Cook Simmons grew up near her grandparents, Henry and Opha Jane Needham Cook, northwest of Frankford. In 1846, Louise Simmons’ great-grandfather, Henry Cook, led a caravan from Illinois to Texas at age seventy-five, a task seldom undertaken by any but a younger man. Henry patented land as a Peters Colonist selecting property in two …

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President’s Letter

Hello Frankford friends, Over these past long months while many of our events were put on hold, we completed several significant projects that enhance the Frankford site. We have been heartened by your encouragement during this unpredictable time. As we gradually begin to return to our normal event schedule, we look forward to seeing you …

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Conservation

Master naturalist Rich Jaynes has documented many of the native plants and grasses found at what he calls the “miracle prairie” at Frankford. Carolyn Oldham and Jerri Kerr, members of Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society of Collin County, have documented many of the bird species observed at Frankford. These documents are updated periodically and are …

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