This area was once part of a 3,500-acre plot of land purchased in 1843 by Solomon L. Leonard. Years after his death, his surviving heirs entered into an agreement to establish a town and railroad in 1880. Surrounding the city are two historic thickets: Wildcat Thicket to the south and Bois D'arc Thicket to the north. The city's annual picnic, a tradition since 1880, is the third weekend in July.
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